The PRH Speakers Bureau is proud to represent speakers who challenge the status quo and actively fight for justice in BIPOC communities. As we continue to stand up against racism and violence toward the Black community, we are committed to listening. We have compiled recent articles, media, and essays on different aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement.
While we are still experiencing the pandemic, our speakers continue to participate in virtual events that are open to the public, and we are happy to include a roundup for you here of upcoming virtual events from our speakers for the next week.
Virtual Events with Our Speakers
We are committed to listening to our authors as we’re finding new ways to connect. Tune in to these virtual Penguin Random House speakers’ book events, author Q&A’s and more that are happening this week.
Wednesday, June 10
- Brit Bennett joins A Cappella Books for an in-conversation with Nic Stone (7:00PM)
- Megha Majumdar speaks about her book A BURNING with fellow author Marie-Helene Bertino at Green Apple Books (8:00PM EST)
Check out #BooksConnectUsLive for more live virtual events.
News and Media from PRHSB Speakers
As we continue to stand up against racism and violence toward the Black community, we are committed to amplifying and listening to their messages. Below, we have compiled recent articles, media, and essays from our speakers on the Black Lives Matter movement.
- How to build an antiracist world | TED: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs.
- Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi on how to become aware of privilege | CBS: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi joins author Robin DiAngelo for a candid conversation with about white privilege, why it persists, and how it impacts the Black community.
- What is an unconscious bias? Psychologist discusses making change | Today: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt tells Hoda and Jenna about her experience working with police departments to examine unconscious biases and create change.
- The KidLit For Black Lives Rally | The Brown Bookshelf: Jacqueline Woodson talks about Black Lives Matter, and offers ideas about the steps we can all take going forward.
- Activist Rachel Cargle Explains What It Means to Be Actively Anti-Racist | InStyle: Rachel Cargle speaks with InStyle editor Peyton Dix about how the Amy Coopers of the world can lead to the deaths of black men like George Floyd and why it’s not enough for white people to only be anti-racist.
- Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is hopeful | Vox: Ta-Nahisi Coates appears on The Ezra Klein Show podcast to speak about the Colin Kaepernick test, police abolition, and nonviolence and the state.
- Brit Bennett Set Her Novel 50 Years Ago — She Didn’t Expect It To Be ‘Timely’ | NPR: Brit Bennett talks with NPR about her timely novel, THE VANISHING HALF. Even though her latest novel is set in the late 1960s and ’70s, racism, brutality, and inequality still infect America.
- Professor Ibram X. Kendi on why it’s not enough to admit when you’re being racist | Vox: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks with the host of Today, Explained podcast about how to spend our time, our funds, and our energy to challenge racist policy and power.
- Don’t Just Read About Racism—Read Stories About Black People Living | Cosmopolitan: Nic Stone explains why your anti-racist reading lists aren’t enough.
- What Police Departments Can Do to Reduce Racial Bias | Time: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt speaks about what police departments should be doing now and how the role implicit bias plays in community-police relations, and how that bias can be overcome, managed or mitigated with evidence-led training.
- The American Nightmare | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi writes about being Black and conscious of anti-Black racism.
- Black Activists on the Movement for Justice | Vanity Fair: Rachel Cargle speaks on relying on radical hope and intergenerational resolve to keep the movement for Black liberation moving forward.
- Brit Bennett on The Vanishing Half, Protest, and How Change Happens | Vanity Fair: Brit Bennett speaks on her motivations for writing about passing, her thoughts on understanding history through narrative, and her hopes for change going forward.