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The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue "Not A Nation of Immigrants" By Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz

2022-10-25 19:00:00 2022-10-25 20:00:00 America/New_York The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue "Not A Nation of Immigrants" By Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz 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, October 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-25 19:00:00 2022-10-25 20:00:00 America/New_York The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue "Not A Nation of Immigrants" By Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz 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: 

Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States

Whether in political debates or discussions about immigration around the kitchen table, many Americans, regardless of party affiliation, will say proudly that we are a nation of immigrants. In this bold new book, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz asserts this ideology is harmful and dishonest because it serves to mask and diminish the US’s history of settler colonialism, genocide, white supremacy, slavery, and structural inequality, all of which we still grapple with today.

She explains that the idea that we are living in a land of opportunity—founded and built by immigrants—was a convenient response by the ruling class and its brain trust to the 1960s demands for decolonialization, justice, reparations, and social equality. Moreover, Dunbar-Ortiz charges that this feel good—but inaccurate—story promotes a benign narrative of progress, obscuring that the country was founded in violence as a settler state, and imperialist since its inception.

While some of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, others are descendants of white settlers who arrived as colonizers to displace those who were here since time immemorial, and still others are descendants of those who were kidnapped and forced here against their will. This paradigm shifting new book from the highly acclaimed author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States charges that we need to stop believing and perpetuating this simplistic and a historical idea and embrace the real (and often horrific) history

About the Author: 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a New York Times best-selling author, grew up in rural Oklahoma in a tenant farming family. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than 4 decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. Dunbar-Ortiz is the winner of the 2017 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize, and is the author or editor of many books, including An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, a recipient of the 2015 American Book Award. She lives in San Francisco. Connect with her at reddirtsite.com or on Twitter @rdunbaro.

Administrative Offices

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Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 04 Closed
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 04 Closed

Upcoming events

Fri, Dec 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
Bowie
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Fri, Dec 02, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
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Fri, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
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Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Sat, Dec 03, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Marlboro

Sat, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Rescheduled
Sun, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Wednesday, December 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Hyattsville

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Spauldings

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Oxon Hill

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Upper Marlboro

Mon, Dec 05, 11:30am - 12:00pm
New Carrollton

Mon, Dec 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beltsville - Conference Room

Mon, Dec 05, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights

Mon, Dec 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
This event is full

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Rescheduled
Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
New date Monday, December 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hyattsville

Tue, Dec 06, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pop-Up Locations

Tue, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Tue, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton

Tue, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 06, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Tue, Dec 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2

Tue, Dec 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Conversation Club

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Greenbelt

Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurel

Wed, Dec 07, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mount Rainier

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings - Conference Room

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings

Wed, Dec 07, 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville - Learning Lab
This event is full

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Largo-Kettering

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Conversation Club

Thu, Dec 08, 8:30am - 1:00pm
PGC EDC, 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 140, Largo, MD 20774

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mount Rainier

Thu, Dec 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
Bowie

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Baden

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Oxon Hill

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
New Carrollton

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 1:00pm
American Job Center, 175 Post Office Road, Waldorf, MD 20602

Thu, Dec 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Thu, Dec 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Greenbelt - Auditorium

Thu, Dec 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Bowie

Thu, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Conversation Club

Thu, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Carrollton

Thu, Dec 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bowie - Conference Room

Thu, Dec 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Bowie - Small Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Fri, Dec 09, 10:15am - 10:45am
Bowie

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
New Carrollton

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Administrative Offices

Sat, Dec 10, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beltsville

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Hyattsville

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Spauldings

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Oxon Hill

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Upper Marlboro

Mon, Dec 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm
New Carrollton

Mon, Dec 12, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights

Mon, Dec 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
This event is full

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Surratts-Clinton Pop-up location)

Tue, Dec 13, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pop-Up Locations

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Tue, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton

Tue, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hyattsville - Learning Lab

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Conversation Club

Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Prince George's County Community College Charlene M. Dukes Student Center, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774

Wed, Dec 14, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium

Wed, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Baden

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2

Wed, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Conference Room

Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings

Wed, Dec 14, 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Oxon Hill - Small Meeting Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hyattsville - Learning Lab

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Conversation Club

Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mount Rainier

Thu, Dec 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Bowie

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Baden

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
New Carrollton

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Spauldings

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 11:45am
Oxon Hill

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Baden

Thu, Dec 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Thu, Dec 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
Greenbelt - Auditorium

Thu, Dec 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
Bowie

Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Bowie - Small Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Thu, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Fri, Dec 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Bowie

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oxon Hill

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Sat, Dec 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Oxon Hill

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Hyattsville

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Spauldings

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Upper Marlboro

Mon, Dec 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
New Carrollton

Mon, Dec 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room

Mon, Dec 19, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights

Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)

Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Tue, Dec 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pop-Up Locations

Tue, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Tue, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton

Tue, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville

Tue, Dec 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2

Tue, Dec 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 2

Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek - Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurel

Wed, Dec 21, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium

Wed, Dec 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1

Wed, Dec 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room

Canceled
Wed, Dec 21, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Virtual Events

Thu, Dec 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Carrollton