Join Dr. Crystal M. Fleming and Dr. Leah Perry as they discuss How To Be Less Stupid about Race, a unique and irreverent take on everything that’s wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it.
How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.
Combining no-holds-barred social critique, humorous personal anecdotes, and analysis of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on systemic racism, sociologist Crystal M. Fleming provides a fresh, accessible, and irreverent take on everything that’s wrong with our “national conversation about race.” Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance—and provides a roadmap for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change.
Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression.
Many Faces of Love: Beyond Closed Doors
A workshop to increase awareness about healthy family relationships. To bring awareness on abusive relationships and provide hope, empowerment, support and confidence. By overcoming the stigma of broken lives, finding a foundation and learning what it means to build a healthy life.
On the program we will have:
– Understanding Family Violence with Wanda Best, MA, MPA, Artist, Executive Director, Art Transforms, Inc.
– Pieces of The Puzzle: Building and Re-Building with Crystal Haynes, Founder, HerSpark Inc.
– Credible Witness – Author Talk Back – Book Sales with the author of “I Never Thought I would be a Statistic,” Joanne M. Cherisma, LPN, Author, Founder of Beyond The Abuse
An event with Gabrielle Moss on Paperback Crush! Perfect for fans of YA novels and pop culture history, as well as anyone nostalgic for the ’80s and ’90s, Paperback Crush is a funny, in-depth trip through the history of the paperback preteen lit that shaped a generation of readers. Bustle describes it as “Part history, part snark, part love letter to the past, Paperback Crush is the hilarious pop culture history book millennial readers have been waiting for.”
Join for a very special storytime with Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book author and artist Molly Idle as she reads and celebrates her new book Pearl. Molly Idle dazzles with an original mermaid tale about how small, persistent actions can achieve great things.
With stunning colored pencil illustrations and an inspiring message for children about self-worth, Molly Idle truly outdoes herself. Young readers will come away from the story with a sense of hope, wonder and empowerment, wanting to see the beautiful images again and again. Mermaids are trending, inspiring everything from lattes to hair and makeup looks. For fans of All the World and Marcus Pfister’s classic The Rainbow Fish, Pearl combines a unique story with a hot topic that will only continue to grow.
“For her fable about patience and perseverance, Idle has created stunning watery spreads, full of curves reflecting the gently scalloped edges of the giant clam that is Pearl’s home. …Careful word choice and thoughtful phrasing make this a pleasure to read aloud. A gentle, glowing lesson that even the smallest efforts can lead to large, even environmental results.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This contemporary fable is sure to captivate.”—School Library Connection, starred review
“Glorious.”—School Library Journal
Molly Idle’s work as an author-illustrator includes the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, and Tea Rex, Camp Rex, Sea Rex, and Santa Rex, among other books. She lives with her family in Arizona, and invites you to visit her at idleillustration.com.