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.
Tuesday, June 23
Wednesday, June 24
Thursday, June 25
- Megha Majumdar joins Strand Bookstore for a discussion about A BURNING (7:00PM EST)
- Ottessa Moshfegh joins Ariel Levy at Murmrr for a virtual in-conversation aobut DEATH IN HER HANDS (7:30PM EST)
Saturday, June 27
- Brit Bennett will be hosting a reading and Q&A for THE VANISHING HALF on Instagram Live (3:00PM 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.
- “Antiracist Baby”: Ibram X. Kendi’s new children’s book aims to uproot racism | CBS This Morning: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks about his new book ANTIRACIST BABY and reads excerpts with his 4-year-old daughter.
- How to Build An Anti-Racist Movement | The Boston Globe: Dr. Ibram Kendi speaks with Globe Editor Page Editor Bina Venkataraman about how to build a broad anti-racist movement.
- Award-winning chef on struggle to stay afloat despite reopening after COVID-19 shutdown | Yahoo Finance: Kith/Kin’s Chef and Creator Kwame Onwuachi discusses the Black community in his hometown and how his restaurant is faring as it reopens amid coronavirus.
- How Can Parents Make Their Kids Understand How To Be Anti-Racist? | NPR: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks with children’s author Renee Watson about what it means to be anti-racist and how adults should talk to kids about race and racism.
- Resistance And Loss In The Age Of COVID-19 With Edwidge Danticat | NPR: Edwidge Danticat dives into the history of resistance to the police violence that was all around her as a young adult in New York City, the loss of her own uncle who died at the hands of immigration authorities, and how she’s making sense of the current moment.
- ‘Dear White Women’: The Public Classroom of Rachel Cargle | The New York Times: Rachel Cargle’s approach to changing white people and supporting black people is shifting perspectives on an increasingly large scale.
- Ibram X. Kendi Recommends 10 Books to Better Understand the History of Racism in America | The Oprah Magazine: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi shares a syllabus of ten books to reframe the conversation about many facets of American society.
- We Need to Stop Measuring Black Lives by Their Whiteness | The New York Times: Thomas Chatterton Williams speaks on the viral video “Before You Call the Cops” and how it revealed the limits of America’s racial imagination.
- An Older Generation of Civil-Rights Activists Sees Hope, Lessons in Today’s Protests | The Wall Street Journal: The youngest member of the Little Rock Nine Carlotta Walls LaNier speaks on today’s protests.
- Chef Kwame Onwuachi on Reopening His Restaurant and Finding Escapism Through Food | Vogue: Kwame Onwachispeaks on reopening his restaurant amid the protests.
- The Vanishing Half — painful truths about race and skin colour in America | Financial Times: Brit Bennett’s latest novel follows black twin sisters whose fates diverge when one of them passes for white.