PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: June 21


Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.

Our top speakers shaping current discourse and featured in the news.

News Media Spotlight

  • Current Topic: JUNETEENTH
    Dr. Matthew Delmont discusses with NBC about how to celebrate the holiday respectfully.
    Ian Manuel speaks with Jacqueline Woodson at the Embrace Ambition Summit about his experience being incarcerated and his time in solitary confinement.
  • Current Topic: TECHNOLOGY
    Charlie Warzel writes in the Atlantic about how Google has changed.
  • Current Topic: ANTIRACISM
    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi appears on CBS to talk about confronting the dangers of racism, protecting young people from harmful ideas, and the parenting values behind his new books.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • GOODNIGHT RACISM: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi delivers important messages about antiracism, justice, and equality.
  • NIGHTCRAWLING: Leila Mottley writes about a world complicated by police brutality, sexual violence, and families fractured by the criminal justice system.
  • WOMAN OF LIGHT: Kali Fajardo-Anstine shares a dazzling epic that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family.
  • LAPVONA: Ottessa Moshfegh leaps into a medieval fiefdom and an unlikely pivot of a power struggle.