Appearances

  • Tue
    12
    May
    2015
    6:30 pm515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
    Panel Discussion with author and Vulcan Society members.  Free - Reservation required at schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com
  • Wed
    20
    May
    2015
    Appearance on One to One," hosted by Sheryl McCarthy
  • Wed
    20
    May
    2015
    6:30 pm524 W 59th St, Room 9.64NB

    Panel Discussion with ex-FDNY Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, UFA head Steve Cassidy, author and Vulcan Society members and Electra Yourke, from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015
    Appearance on MSNBC to discuss book
  • Tue
    26
    May
    2015
    1:20 pmWNYC Studios: 93.9 FM

    Ginger Adams Otis discusses "Firefight" with Leonard Lopate at 1:20 pm.Tune in on 93.9 FM. 

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2015
    6-8pm180 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030

    Book Signing & Panel Discussion: Vulcan Society; elected officials; author Malachy McCourt

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    6-8 pm 1313 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128

    Book Signing and Cocktail Party

  • Wed
    03
    Jun
    2015
    7:30 pm686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Join award-winning journalist Tom Robbins for a night on discussion on "Firefight" with Vulcan Society members and the author

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2015
    10:30 amSirius Radio

    Tune in to the Maggie Linton show on Sirius Radio for a discussion on "Firefight" with author Ginger Adams Otis.

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2015
    Airs Thursdays at 2pm30 Rockefeller Center

    Watch Richard Wolffe's "Book Report" for an upcoming segment on "Firefight" with the author. 

  • Tue
    07
    Jul
    2015
    128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Presentation on how the People's Republic of Brooklyn helped diversify the FDNY

  • Thu
    16
    Jul
    2015
    6:30 pm77 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511

    Ginger Adams Otis discusses "Firefight" with local firefighters and others. 

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015
    11 am - 6 pmW. 135th St. from Lenox Ave to Frederick Douglass Blvd

    Come say hello at the Macmillan/St. Martin's Harlem Book Fair table; book signing by author & black firefighters.

  • Thu
    06
    Aug
    2015
    10 AM to noonSt. Louis, Missouri

    Ginger Adams Otis discusses "Firefight." 

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    6:00 pmDC 37 Union Hall at Barclay St.

    Discussion with DC 37 union members on organizing, civil service testing and the history of institutional discrimination in the FDNY and other agencies. 

  • Thu
    17
    Sep
    2015
    2-4pmWalter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, EXHIBIT HALL E

    Join me and members of the DC Progressives black firefight group and members of the IABPFF at the Congressional Black Caucus Author Pavilion. 

  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
    2:00 pmCentral Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432

    Join author Ginger Adams Otis and members of the Vulcan Society for a reading of "Firefight" and discussion of the history of black firefighters in NYC and elsewhere. Special emphasis on the progress and setbacks in police and fire departments nationally in the quest for diversity. 

  • Sun
    20
    Sep
    2015
    All DayBrooklyn

    Brooklyn Book Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary! Details and author map at www.brooklynbookfestival.org

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    5-7 p.m.1942 Amsterdam Avenue @ 156th Street

    Join author Ginger Adams Otis and members of the Vulcan Society to discuss "Firefight," and the positive effect community support had on black firefighters' decades-long struggle for change in the FDNY. 

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    9:30 am50 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY

    Lehman College students currently studying Human Rights are reading "Firefight" in class and have generously invited author Ginger Adams Otis and Vulcan Society members to contribute to one of their special seminars on race, class and workers' rights. 

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015
    1:00 pm33 Christian Ave, Setauket, Long Island

    A spirited discussion and presentation in one of the oldest black churches on Long Island with author Ginger Adams Otis and members of the Vulcan Society. 

  • Mon
    12
    Oct
    2015
    7-9pm23 Maplewood Mall, Philadelphia

    "Firefight" hits the road and travels to the Cradle of Liberty for a discussion and panel talk at Books & Stuff in Philadelphia. 

  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2015
    6:30 pmMidtown Manhattan Oct. 15: Midtown Manhattan Library 445 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

    Mid-Manhattan Library welcomes Ginger Adams Otis and Vulcan Society members giving an illustrated talk on her book "Firefight," about the history of inclusion in civil service and how institutional discrimination still influences public sector hiring in many agencies today. 

  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2015
    3:40 to 4:55 p.m.2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

    Vulcan President and FDNY Firefighter Regina Wilson, FDNY Capt. Paul Washington and Lieut. Michael Marshall join Journalism Prof. Paul Moses with author Ginger Adams Otis to talk "Firefight." 

  • Tue
    03
    Nov
    2015
    6:00 pm5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL

    "Firefight" hits the Windy City! We join Chicago's firefighters for a weekend of talks and discussions, culminating at the famous Seminary Coop Bookstore. 

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015
    4:15 pm1942 Amsterdam Ave @156th St.

    Back by popular demand! Very pleased to announce that Sister's Uptown has featured "Firefight" as it's book club read for November and they've asked me to come participate in the discussion. Join us!

  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2016
    1-3pmTBD

    Thanks to the Professional Staff Congress for asking us to appear at CUNY. We love teachers and hope they love "Firefight." 

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    6pm-8pmFaison's Firehouse: Six Hancock Place, @ 124th street & St. Nicholas

    Please join NY1 Anchor & Author Cheryl Wills for this exclusive FREE event as dynamic authors share their amazing works.  Veteran journalist and author of "Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale" & The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills" interviews select authors in front of a LIVE audience!  Register for FREE here: http://bit.ly/1V4cZyE

    STARRING:  Agyei Tyehimba: Author of multiple books including 'My Two Cents: Unsolicited Writings on Race, Politics and Culture'; Ginger Adams Otis: Daily News Reporter & Author of 'Firefight: The Century Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest; Heather Butts: Author of 'African American Medicine in Washington, DC: Healing the Capital during the Civil War Era'; Harriette Mandeville: Author of 'Opening: Lotus Hawk's Prayers and Meditations: Guiding Prayers for Any Day' 

    + SURPRISE CELEBRITY AUTHORS & GUESTS!!!!

    DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM -- LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SOLD

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2016
    6:30 pmMuncipal Archives Bldng 31 Chambers St.

    April 20

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    4:00 pm1942 Amsterdam Ave @ 154th St.

    Join me as I talk about "Firefight" with readers. 

  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmDillard Campus, New Orleans

    A session dedicated to the history of black firefighters in NYC and around the country.