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.
Monday, June 15
- Brit Bennett joins Books and Books for a reading and Q&A (7:00PM EST)
- Brittany K. Barnett joins Families for Justice Reform for a virtual panel about trial penalty and how it has led to the disappearance of one of the most fundamental individual rights and the explosion in America’s prison population (7:00PM EST)
Tuesday, June 16
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi joins Politics & Prose for the book launch of ANTIRACIST BABY (7:00PM EST)
- Megha Majumdar discusses A BURNING with Reads & Company Bookshop (7:00PM EST)
Wednesday, June 17
- Common Sense Media hosts Dr. Ibram X Kendi and Julie Lythcott-Haims for a conversation about how to build a just future for kids (3:00PM EST)
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi joins Mahogany Books for a powerful conversation about being an anti-racist, and his new book for little ones, ANTIRACIST BABY (7:00PM EST)
Thursday, June 18
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks with Inforum on how to have difficult conversations about complexities of racism and systemic injustice (1:00PM EST)
- Haymarket Live and Labyrinth Bookstore present Dr. Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Derecka Purnell (5:00PM EST)
Friday, June 19
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.
- OITNB X Color of Change: Reform, Solidarity, Action | Netflix: Rachel Cargle speaks with Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon about how to learn about and activate for anti-racist criminal justice reform.
- Where Do We Go From Here? | Oprah Winfrey Network: Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi join Oprah and other Black thought leaders, activists, and artists to talk about systematic racism and the current state of America.
- Deconstructing Racism with Shakha Senghor | Dr. Shefai: Shaka Senghor joins Dr. Shefai to speak about this pivot moment in our history.
- #OnlineProtest | The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change: Jacqueline Woodson speaks about the lessons for our children.
- ‘The heartbeat of racism is denial’ | MSNBC: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi explains that the first step is acknowledging your complicity.
- Life, Death, and Redemption in An American Prison | Mindvalley Podcast: Shaka Senghor speaks about the inhumane realities he faced over 7 years in solitary confinement and the shocking line between slavery and American prison system.
- Anti-racists books are not enough. Bestselling author Nic Stone shares 10 books that celebrate black lives | GMA: Nic Stone shares 10 books for people to read about Black people in full human experiences.
- These Authors Are Glad You’re Buying Their Books. Now Do the Work. | The New York Times: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks on the protests and his addendum to HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST.
- Brit Bennett Reimagines the Literature of Passing | The New Yorker: Brit Bennett talks about her latest novel, The VANISHING HALF, a story of two sisters divided by the color line.
- Black chefs have to overcome countless obstacles. This might be the hardest yet | The Washington Post: Kwame Onwuachi shares the challenges facing black chefs.
- Stop Resisting: A Letter to My Son | Medium: Shaka Senghor pens a letter to his son about racism and the need to resist.