2020 BBF Bookend Event: A Literary Salon with Imani Perry

imani perry

John Oliver Killens Reading Series

Center for Black Literature Presents a Literary Salon with Imani Perry

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

6:30 PM8:00 PM

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THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2020 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT

 

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will host an evening with Dr. Imani Perry, author of six books, including most recently Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and  Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, which received the Pen Bograd-Weld Award for Biography. Perry is Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jazz Studies. Dr. Perry will be joined in conversation with Dr. Brenda M. Greene, executive director and founder of Center for Black Literature. Among the topics Drs. Greene and Perry will discuss are the role that literature can play in helping to understand the current sociopolitical climate in which racial injustice is once again front and center and the responsibility of Black writers and scholars in shaping serious dialogues about issues such as race, identity, and activism in an unjust society.

To register for the program, please go to: WEBINAR REGISTER

This program is taking place remotely. Once you have signed up, attendees will receive an e-mail with information and details of how to access the program.