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VIRTUAL - Eddie Glaude, Jr. | Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Tue, November 24, 2020 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

Register here . Rescheduled from July 16, 2020 In converation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition The chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the…

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Virtual - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o | The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi

Tue, December 1, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

Register for the event here . In conversation with Ketu H. Katrak, Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of California, Irvine, and author of the forthcoming book Jay Pather, Performance, and Spatial Politics in South Africa Acclaimed Kenyan scholar and writer Ngũgĩ wa…

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Catherine Coleman Flowers | Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret

Wed, December 2, 2020 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

Register for the event here In conversation with Khaliah Ali Wertheimer Dubbed the “Erin Brockovich of Sewage,” Catherine Coleman Flowers is a hero of the environmental justice movement. She is the rural development manager at the Race and Poverty Initiative of the Equal Justice…

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VIRTUAL - An Evening with Signe Wilkinson

Thu, December 3, 2020 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

Register for the event here. In celebration of thirty-five years of cartooning at the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer . The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Signe Wilkinson is acclaimed for her distinctive and irreverent art. A widely syndicated…

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Virtual - Jerald Walker | How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Wed, December 9, 2020 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

Register for the event here In conversation with author, essayist, and radio host Solomon Jones. Jerald Walker ’s recent How to Make a Slave and Other Essays was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award. A “restless, brilliant” collection that “can alight on a…

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Katherine May | Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Thu, December 10, 2020 6:00 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

Register for the event here In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Katherine May ’s fiction and memoirs include The Electricity of Every Living Thing ,  Burning Out, a nd  No-Stress Meditation . She was also the editor of  The Best,…

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VIRTUAL - George Saunders | A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Masterclass on Writing, Reading, and Life

Mon, January 18, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Details to come.

From the  New York Times  bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of  Lincoln in the Bardo  and  Tenth of December  comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today. Details to…

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