PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: June 6


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: VOTING RIGHTS
     Eric Holder speaks with Bill Maher about the increase in Black voter turnout in Georgia.
  • Current Topic: GUN VIOLENCE 
    Ian Manuel speaks with WGN about his experience with gun violence.
  • Current Topic: SUMMER READS
    Jasmine Guillory provides her beach read picks on the TODAY Show.
  • Current Topic: ANTIRACISM
    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi shares with The Nation his thoughts on the book bans and how to continue educating children and adults about antiracism.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • NIGHTCRAWLING: Leila Mottley writes about a world complicated by police brutality, sexual violence, and families fractured by the criminal justice system.
  • WOMEN OF LIGHT: Kali Fajardo-Anstine shares a dazzling epic that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family.
  • HORSE: Geraldine Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.
  • LAPVONA: Ottessa Moshfegh leaps into a medieval fiefdom and an unlikely pivot of a power struggle.