February 23, 2017 – CIT Officer Trudy Boyce Launching 2nd Book
Retired CIT Officer Trudy Boyce is releasing her second novel, “Old Bones.” All are invited to the book launching on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Georgia Center for the Book, located in the City of Decatur Library at 7:15pm.
“Old Bones” was inspired, in part, by the events of Ferguson, other fatal use of force incidents, and the subsequent consequences including the Black Lives Matter movement. The narrative of “Old Bones” reflects aspects of racism and its subsequent influences in Atlanta’s culture and on policing in this minority-majority city.
The issues addressed are important and relevant to all mental health and CIT advocates; improving policing policies and law-enforcement interactions, and reducing discriminatory experiences are central to the mission of NAMI Georgia and Georgia CIT.
From the Kirkus review; “Boyce lunges at the caldron of Atlanta racial/sexual/institutional politics as if she can’t wait to tear the lid off.”