The PRH Speakers Bureau is proud to represent speakers who challenge the status quo and actively fight for justice in BIPOC communities. In the spirit of amplifying and listening to their messages, we’ve compiled recent articles, media, and essays from our speakers on the Black Lives Matter movement.
We are also happy to include a roundup for you here of upcoming virtual events that are open to the public from our speakers for the upcoming week.
Virtual Events with Our Speakers
Tune in to these virtual Penguin Random House speakers’ book events, author Q&A’s and more that are happening this week.
Monday, June 29
- Nic Stone spotlights Black history with fellow author Ibi Zoboi at PEN America World Voices Festival (5:00PM EST)
- Megha Majumdar joins Odyssey Bookshop for a book talk and signing (7:00PM EST)
Tuesday, June 30
- Colson Whitehead joins Politics and Prose for his paperback book launch of THE NICKEL BOYS (7:00PM EST)
- Megha Majumdar discusses A BURNING as part of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore’s Virtual Event Series (7:00PM EST)
- Emily St. John Mandel appears on The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR to talk about THE GLASS HOTEL (7:00PM EST)
- Lara Prescott will be in-conversation with Angie Kim at BookPeople about THE SECRETS WE KEPT (8:00PM EST)
Wednesday, July 1
- Colson Whitehead joins Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Cafe for a virtual author talk and Q&A (7:00PM EST)
- Nic Stone will be in-conversation with A.S. King at Politics and Prose(7:00PM EST)
- Lara Prescott discusses THE SECRETS WE KEPT at Magic City Books (8:00PM EST)
Thursday, July 2
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jennifer Egan, Nathan Englander, and Colson Whitehead celebrate the power of books at the Greenlight Bookstore Virtual Reopening Party (7:30PM 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.
Our speakers continue to stand up against racism and violence toward the Black community. Below are some recent articles, media, and essays from our speakers on systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Creating A More Equitable Society Is In White Americans’ Self Interest | The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses what it takes to call one’s self antiracist, and how he believes it’s in everyone’s interest to end the racist policies that cause inequality in this country.
- How racial bias works – and how to disrupt it | TED: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society, and discusses how creating points of friction can help us actively interrupt and address this troubling problem.
- Author Brit Bennett talks about her book, The Vanishing Half| Good Morning America: Brit Bennett talks about her book THE VANISHING HALF, which is also Good Morning America’s June Book Club pick.
- Nerdette Book Club: The Vanishing Half | WBEZ: Kiley Reid joins Audible editor Abby West to look at what made Brit Bennett’s THE VANISHING HALF so great.
- Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half | KCRW: Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, THE VANISHING HALF.
- Author Jacqueline Woodson On The Power Of Storytelling | WBUR: Jacqueline Woodson gives her take on the current moment, and talk about the never-ending power of story.
- ‘We invent all sorts of different reasons to hate people’ | The Guardian: Colson Whitehead discusses the protests, the crisis in American politics, and his 2011 novel about a pandemic.
- The Purpose of a House | The New Yorker: Emily Bernard grapples with grief, fear, and creativity in the face of the pandemic as she observes how her young daughters react to being home from school and seeing videos of police brutality on the internet.
- How We Got Here: Writers on Race and Racism in America | The New York Times: Amid the most profound social upheaval since the 1960s, Thomas Chatterton Williams takes a moment to look back to the literature.
- Star Chef To Speak About Leading Change In The Culinary World | Northern Virginia Magazine: Kwame Onwuachi speaks about changes we need to see in the culinary world.