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The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

2021-02-23 19:00:00 2021-02-23 20:00:00 America/New_York The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Prince George's County Human Relations Commission present "The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue" every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. Virtual

Tuesday, February 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-23 19:00:00 2021-02-23 20:00:00 America/New_York The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Prince George's County Human Relations Commission present "The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue" every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. Virtual

The Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Prince George's County Human Relations Commission present "The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue" every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point.

About the Book: In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years In Power and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Event | Lectures and Discussions | Black History Month |

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