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Help me fund my Unsettling Truths Book Tour 2022

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Yá'át'ééh my relatives. My name is Mark Charles, and I am a co-author of the book "Unsettling Truths - The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery" published by InterVarsity Press in November of 2019. I am excited to share that our book has generated a tremendous response, shifted paradigms, and started some fantastic conversations over the past two years. It has also won several awards:
  • ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award
  • American Society of Missiology Book Award
  • ★ Publishers Weekly starred review
However, I believe there are still more people that this book can reach. Because Unsettling Truths was released in the middle of my 2020 Independent campaign for President, and because of the Global COVID Pandemic that began just a few months later, we could not have a proper book tour and national promotion. So I have decided to implement my own book tour through the spring, summer and fall of 2022. And I would like to ask for your partnership.
My 2022 Book Tour began on May 3 with an event in NYC at Hope Hell's Kitchen (see updates on May 4 and 26). And the next segment of my tour begins on Tuesday, July 19, when I depart on a cross-country road trip. Through the beginning of August, I have nine confirmed events in the following locations:

My road trip will continue throughout August, and I am planning additional events in New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Because I initiated this book tour myself, I am not being paid an honorarium for the events, and I will be covering the travel expenses for this tour out of my pocket. That is where I would like to ask for your partnership. I have set up this GoFundMe so people who know me, have read the book and believe in its message can have a practical way to help me promote it. The money raised will go first and foremost to cover my travel and other expenses associated with this book tour. And if funds are available, I will also use them to pay myself a modest honarinum per event.
Gifts given thru this GoFundMe are not tax deductible.
A tax-deductible gift can be made offline by sending a check payable to the “Christian Indian Center” and mailed to:
PO Box 21585
Denver, CO 80221
(Please write “Mark Charles – Book Tour” in the memo section.)
I will post regular updates and pictures to GoFundMe about past events and provide details about upcoming events.
I am thrilled with the response from our book Unsettling Truths, and InterVarsity is extremely pleased with how well it is selling. But I genuinely believe it can do more. And I ask for your partnership to help me continue creating a Common Memory so we can build a healthier community.
Here are the details for my confirmed events:
Tuesday, July 19 @ 7 PM ET
Renovation Church
567 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, July 20 @ 7 PM ET
Central Detroit Christian CDC
1550 Taylor Street
Detroit, MI

Friday, July 22 @ 3 PM ET
Calvin University
Alumni Board Room
Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, July 23 @ 9:30 AM ET
(Coffee & Refreshments will be provided)
Oakdale Park Church
961 Temple St SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Sunday, July 24 @ 5 PM CT
Lawndale Christian Fitness Center
Skyline Conference Room
3750 W. Ogden Ave. (4th Floor)
Chicago, IL

July 26 or 27
Minneapolis, MN
Location & Time TBA
The event in Minneapolis has been confirmed, and we are waiting to receive a confirmation on one of two potential locations.

Thursday, July 28 @ 7:15 PM CT
Trinity Church Orange City
201 St Paul Ave SE
Orange City, IA

July 30 or 31
Christian Indian Center
Denver, CO
Location and Time TBA

Tuesday, August 9 @ 6 PM MT
Good Medicine Way
2210 Silver Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Ahe'hee'. Thank you my relatives. Walk in Beauty.
Mark Charles


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Mark Charles
Washington D.C., DC

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