Alvin Hall’s award-winning children’s book cuts through the jargon to explain the basics of how money, finance, business and the economy work. Bestseller published in several foreign language editions.
Saturday, September 15, 1-2:30 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Join journalist Alvin Hall and photographer Jonathan Calm for a discussion of their 2016 BBC Radio 4 documentary project The Green Book.
Being black in the US vs the UK: There's a big difference - Alvin Hall
Alvin posits that since he doesn't fit into the narrowly defined idea of what a financial advisor should look like in the U.S., he fell through the cracks and didn't get a fair chance. In the UK, on the other hand, "they'll give you the opportunity—even if it’s the opportunity to fail, but it’s an opportunity that you can turn into success."
Art collector and broadcaster Alvin Hall, examines how the dynamic work of African-American self-taught artists is gaining recognition from American institutions today - and how much more needs to be done toaddress this neglected canon.
The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) honored author, journalist, radio host Alvin Hall, together with Vince Fairchild, Rupert Allman and Dana Roberson, in the Association’s Media Awards Competition in the “Radio: General Feature” category for a report that aired on WNYC’s The Takeaway, called “The Full Story: Alvin Hall Goes Back to School.”
Alvin Hall mooderated a panel discussion of "Changing Consumer Behaviours: How technology is shaping the future of financial advice and society’s attitude towards household economics" with three leaders in the personal finance field
At the height of the Vietnam War, Motown put out an LP of recordings of African American soldiers talking about their time in Vietnam called 'Guess Who's Coming Home.' Alvin Hall explores the interviews and meets with some of the veterans 40 years later.
“Alvin Hall Goes Back to School” achieved a Highly Commended citation and framed certificate in the Best Radio Current Affairs category at the 2016 Association of International Broadcasting Awards gala.