ART & PUBLISHING
Joe Barry Carroll
Georgia State University Sociology Dept
April 8, 2014
Champions for Justice Awards
May 2, 2014
WABE Cornerstone Society
July 24, 2014
National Book Club Conference
Aug 8, 2014
Monica Pearson Show
Aug 10, 2014
Atlanta Writers Club
Aug 16, 2014
AJC Decatur Book Festival
Aug 30, 2014
Joe Barry Carroll, the tenth of thirteen children ,grew up to become a seven-foot-tall NCAA All-American First Team at Purdue University, the number one overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft, and an NBA All-Star. He is now a wealth advisor, philanthropist, painter and author of the memoir Growing Up . . . In Words and Images.
In 2014 Joe received the Champion for Justice award from the Atlanta Braves and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The award recognizes his philanthropy and activism, which Carroll began by establishing a non-profit foundation at the age of 26.
Joe Barry Carroll's Growing Up is poetic, strong, fragile, and honest. It tells universal stories that flow, and move us and remind us how resilient the human spirit can be.
Kenny Leon - Tony Award winning Broadway stage, Television and Film Director
It is an unflinching look at the events, both good and bad, that shape a life - the choices made, and the effects of those choices; all relayed in a nuanced, almost lyrical writing style that makes this book an engaging read.
72 of Joe Barry Carroll's original paintings appear in the coffee table book, Growing Up . . . In Words and Images and are available for exhibit around the world.
Photo: Joe Barry Carroll exhibit of Growing Up ... In Words and Images
All proceeds from Joe Barry Carroll's art and publishing are donated to selected non-profit entities. 2014 charities include Georgia Innocence Project, Purdue Black Cultural Center, John Purdue Club and others.
Photo: Joe Barry Carrroll, Georgia Innocence Project exonorees, and Carroll's painting inspired by the exonorees
Catch up with Joe's current and past activities and read what's being said about
Growing Up . . . In Words and Images.
100% of sales proceeds are donated to selected non-profit charitites.