Fri 12/4 @ 10AM-3PM
Sat 12/5 @ noon
While it’s disappointing that people can’t gather in person for an event that would surely be enhanced by a face-to-face exchange of ideas, the Cleveland Public Library is forging ahead with a virtual two-day event featuring authors who write about racial justice and diversity.
It kicks off on Friday December 4 with the CLEReads Young Adult Book Festival, hosted in partnership with College Now. It opens at 9:45 with music provided by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and will feature authors in sessions on topics such as “Low-Key Levity: Infusing Love, Laughter and Light into Difficult Storytelling” and Tackling Racism in Young Adult Literature,” the latter featuring four authors including Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (pictured), whose book How To Be an Antiracist has gained widespread attention in the wake of this year’s protests.
Despite its name, the event is open to people of all ages.
On Saturday December 5, the library will present a conversation with public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. He’ll talk about racial bias in the criminal justice system and what we can do to address it.
Go here to register for these events.