Please find below a roundup of this week’s free, public virtual events, as well as recent articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- After Wrongful Conviction, Man Becomes Civil Rights Lawyer In Quest For Justice | MSNBC: Jarrett Adams discusses the push for change.
- First, Impressive Vaccines for Covid. Next Up: The Flu. | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on how mRNA technology will help curb the tragic global death toll from the flu.
- Facebook Will Not Fix Itself | TIME: Roger McNamee calls Facebook’s business model dangerous and advocates for regulation.
- 2021 MacArthur Fellow Ibram Kendi Discusses Racial Healing And The Power We All Have To Create Change | Forbes: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses how America can heal its present wounds, the power that we all have to create change, and why a punitive system of justice doesn’t work.
- Facebook executive denies powerful whistleblower report | CNN: Alisyn Camerota interviews the Vice President for Content Policy at Facebook about the whisteblower’s allegations.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Finalists Announced for This Year’s National Book Awards | The New York Times: National Book Awards finalists include Robert Jones Jr. and Lauren Groff.
- A Botched Circumcision and Its Aftermath | The New Yorker: Gary Shteyngart speaks on a botched circumcision.
Hearing Voices From The Book of Form and Emptiness | NPR: Ruth Ozeki’s THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS is recommended by NPR.
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout — mysteries of marriage | Financial Times: Elizabeth Strout adds another satisfying piece to Lucy’s complex jigsaw.
Brittany K. Barnett’s Transition From Corporate Lawyer to Social Entrepreneur | D Magazine: Brittany K. Barnett goes beyond securing clemency for individuals by helping them achieve economic liberation.