PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: May 16


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 ACCESS
    Eric Holder stops by The Sunday Show to discuss how citizens committed to democracy can work to protect it in the current political environment.
  • Current Topic: PARENTING
    In the Chicago TribuneDana Suskind explains how our federal government should step up with supporting parents.
    Kwame Onwuachi shares meals that represent America on the TODAY Show.
  • Current Topic: PANDEMIC PROJECTS
    Jeff Tweedy speaks with The New Yorker about his upcoming album that grew out of a group chat with George Saunders and Nick Offerman.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

  • Beyond February: Celebrating Black History
  • Uplifting Asian Voices: Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month Speakers
  • LGBTQIA+ Rights and Allyship

Books for the Current Moment

  • MINOR FEELINGS: Cathy Park Hong reflects on her experiences as an Asian American woman.
  • BAD BLOOD: John Carreyrou shares the lessons learned from Theranos—the story at the heart of the current Hulu show The Dropout.
  • OUT OF OFFICE: Anne Helen Petersen talks about the future of truly flexible work.
  • THE WORLD BELONGED TO US: Jacqueline Woodson celebrates young Black girlhood.