Voices for Justice is a series of three free, virtual events, hosted by the incomparable Callie Crossley and benefitting the Cambridge Public Library's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.
Ta-Nehisi Coates - March 23, 2021 - 7:30-8:30pm
John Lewis: Good Trouble - April date TBD
Isabel Wilkerson - May 11, 2021 - 7:30-8:30pm
March 23, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM as part of the Cambridge Public Library Foundation’s Voices for Justice series.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is an author, journalist, screenwriter, executive producer and professor. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, The Water Dancer, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. In April 2018, Between The World And Me was adapted for the stage and premiered at the iconic Apollo Theater. In November 2020 it was adapted for film and aired on HBO, and for which Ta-Nehisi was an Executive Producer. His novel The Water Dancer will be turned into a film adaptation – with Ta-Nehisi writing the screenplay - and will be produced by Plan B Entertainment, Harpo Productions and MGM Studios. He is also the current author of the Marvel comic Captain America. Ta-Nehisi is the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. He is currently in his fourth year as a distinguished writer in residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
May 11, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Isabel Wilkerson will speak on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM as part of the Cambridge Public Library Foundation’s Voices for Justice series.
Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize winner and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. A gifted storyteller, Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the unseen hierarchies that have divided us as a nation, in order to find a way to transcend them.
She has become an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country and our current era of upheaval. In her writing, Wilkerson brings the invisible and the marginalized into the light and into our hearts. In her lectures, she explores with authority the need to reconcile America’s karmic racial inheritance — a notion she has expressed in her widely-shared Op-Ed essays in The New York Times.
Please stay tuned as we announce further details on the John Lewis: Good Trouble film screening and roundtable in April!