PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: May 23


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: BLACK LIVES MATTER
    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi writes about the victims in the Buffalo shooting in the Atlantic.
  • Current Topic: PARENTING
    Lauren Smith Brody answers questions on Parade from parents about navigating uncharted territory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Current Topic: WARFARE
    In the Atlantic, Elliot Ackerman writes on the significance of Ukraine’s successful use of anti-ship missiles against the Russian cruiser Moskva.
  • Current Topic: LGBTQAI+ RIGHTS
    Sarah McBride speaks against the movement to ban trans youth from sports with TIME.

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

  • OUR UNFINISHED MARCH: Eric Holder provides a playbook for how we can save our democracy.
  • MY AMERICA: Kwame Onwuachi shares dishes that show the true diversity of American food.
  • WINNER TAKES ALL: Anand Giridharadas argues how the problem in wealth disparity is masquerading as a solution.
  • FAMILY OF LIARS: E. Lockhart returns with a page-turning sequel to WE ARE LIARS.