Events

The Prince George's County Human Relations Commission works to actively engage our community by providing meaningful content and opportunities for learning and growth.

Check out the below links for registration, more information, or to watch previous programming (when available). Check back often as we will continue to update and post viewing and registration links as soon as they are available.

Some of our upcoming events include:

Flyer for May 11 event with Kirun Kapur on "Women in the Waiting Room"




May 11, 2021 at 7 pm - Kirun Kapur on Women in the Waiting Room - with PGCMLS.







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May 17, 2021 - The anniversary of Brown v Board, join us as we talk to Steve Suitts about his new book Overturning Brown - with PGCMLS.






Flyer for book discussion on "The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue"



Our YA book discussion with PGCMLS continues as we discuss The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. All are welcome but due to space limitations we ask that you register in advance here: https://pgcmls.info/event/5098599







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May 25, 2021 at 7 pm - Jordan Denari Duffner in conversation with Simran Jeet Singh on Islamophia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) - with PGCMLS.







Flyer for Clint Smith's book launch on June 1st




June 1, 2021 at 7 pm - We are thrilled to support PGCMLS as they host Clint Smith's National Book Launch Event for his new book How The Word Is Passed. Register in advance for this exciting event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clint-smith-how-the-word-is-passed-national-launch-event-tickets-152584429135 - brought to you in partnership with Loyalty Books, Joe's Movement Emporium, and Prince George's Community College Center for the Arts. 




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June 7, 2021 at 7 pm - Christina Proenza-Coles on American Founders - with PGCMLS.







Flyer for Dwayne Ratleff June 16th event




June 16, 2021 at 7 pm - We support PGCMLS as they host Dwayne Ratleff in conversation about Dancing To The Lyrics - viewing link coming soon.







Flyer for Ken Woodley July 14th




July 14, 2021 at 7 pm - Ken Woodley in conversation about The Road To Healing - brought to you with PGCMLS.







Recently held events include:

Flyer for May 4 - CT Vivian - Voting: Democracy in Action event



May 4, 2021 at 7 pm - Our Voting: Democracy in Action series continues as Steve Fiffer, co-author of CT Vivian's memoir It's In the Action joins to talk about the new book and Reverend Vivian's legacy - in partnership with PGCMLS and the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.



Flyer for May 3 event with Jacqueline Trimble on her collection "American Happiness"


May 3, 2021 at 7 pm - Jacqueline Allen Trimble on American Happiness - in partnership with PGCMLS.





Community Conversation on How to Respond to Anti-Asian Bias


April 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Join us for an important community conversation about How To Respond to Anti-Asian Bias with special guests from the Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Prince George's County State's Attorney, and a town council member from the town of Cheverly. Brought to you in partnership with the PGCMLS. 





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April 27, 2021 at 7 pm - our Diversity Dialogue series with PGCMLS continues as we discuss The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson.




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April 21, 2021 at 7 pm - Part Two of The Academy Stories/Admissions Project with special guests Ellen Ann Fentress, W. Ralph Eubanks, and Paulette Boudreaux - with PGCMLS.




 

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April 13, 2021 at 7 pm. Alina Boyden's Gifting Fire launch event with PGCMLS.





Flyer for April 8 Conversation about Ramadan



April 8, 2021 at 4 pm. Join us for Women in Faith: Exploring Ramadan with Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, in partnership with PGCMLS.




Flyer for April 6 Discussion with Morgan Rogers 


April 6, 2021 at 7 pm. Morgan Rogers in conversation about Honey Girl, brought to you by PGCMLS.





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April 1, 2021 at 7 pm. The Human Relations Commission is proud to support PGCMLS and the Maryland Libraries for Maryland Libraries Together Viva Latino: Own Voices Writers in Conversation.




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March 31, 2021 at 7 pm - Immigration, Civil Rights, and Electoral Engagement with Azadeh Shahshashani - part of our Voting: Democracy in Action series with PGCMLS, made possible with support from Maryland Humanities.



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March 30, 2021 at 7 pm - The Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue - featuring Lee Maracle's I Am Woman. Held in partnership with PGCMLS.




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March 25, 2021 at 7 pm - W. Ralph Eubanks on A Place Like Mississippi - in partnership with PGCMLS.





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March 25, 2021 at 12 (noon) - Ed Morales on Where Identity Politics Go Wrong - part our Voting: Democracy in Action series with PGCMLS, made possible with support from Maryland Humanities.




Five Feet Apart YA Book Discussion 



March 18, 2021 at 4 pm - YA Book Discussion on Five Feet Apart - register here. In partnership with PGCMLS.




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March 15, 2021 - Part Two of our Women in Faith: Diverse Voices Speak - join us for a roundtable discussion at 7 pm. Brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS.







March 11, 2021 - Community Conversation with Sylvia Dasi, the County Executive's African Diaspora liaison - at 4 pm with PGCMLS. 


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March 9, 2021 - Robert Hamilton on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 - in partnership with PGCLMS.





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March 8, 2021 - In conversation with Michael Twitty - in partnership with PGCMLS.




March 4, 2021 - Community Conversation with Prince George's County's Jackson rodeo family - 4 pm, with PGCMLS.

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March 3, 2021 - Laurieann Gibson on Dance Your Dance - with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and the Prince George's Community College's Center for the Performing Arts.





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March 1, 2021 - Juyanne James on "Tables Scraps and Other Essays" - in partnership with PGCMLS.




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February 23, 2021 -  "The Elephant We Don't See" Diversity Dialogue on Between The World And Me with PGCMLS.




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February 17, 2021 - Anna Malaika Tubbs on "The Three Mothers" with PGCMLS




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February 11, 2021 - Leonard Pitts, Jr on Black Voter Engagement - in partnership with PGMLS and part of our Voting: Democracy in Action series.





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February 10, 2021 - Dr. Ina Park in conversation about Strange Bedfellows - with PGCMLS.





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February 9, 2021 - In conversation with Jemar Tisby on "How To Fight Racism", facilitated by Dr. Qamar-ul Huda. Brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS.





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January 21, 2021 - Young Adult Book Group on Leigh Bardugo's The Six of Crows with PGCMLS. Learn about upcoming YA book group selections by visiting PGCMLS.info/events.





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January 19, 2021 - Inauguration event featuring author Kate Andersen Brower with PGCMLS.





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January 13, 2021 - Ellen Ann Fentress and Neely Tucker in conversation about The Academy Stories. In partnership with PGCMLS.




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January 12, 2021 - Interpreting Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy and Ending Voter Suppression - Martin Luther King Jr Day celebration in partnership with PGCMLS. Featuring special guests, nationally-recognized civil rights leaders Andrea Blackman, Taos Wynn, and Andrew Aydin.




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December 14, 2020 - Zack Smedley on "Deposing Nathan" - with PGCMLS.




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December 10, 2020 - Maryland Coalition Opposed to Violence and Extremism (COVE) - Human Rights Day Celebration





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December 10, 2020 - Jennifer De Leon on "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From" - with PGCMLS.




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December 8, 2020 - In Conversation with William G Thomas III on A Question of Freedom - with PGCMLS.



 

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December 2, 2020 - Hope Michelle Ayers Gabriel's Balloon - in partnership with PGCMLS





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November 19, 2020 - In Conversation with former Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, in partnership with PGCMLS and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association




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November 18, 2020 - In Conversation with NEA Literature Fellow, Randall Horton, in partnership with PGCMLS and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association




Prince George's County Veterans Day Event Nov 10 2020 




November 10, 2020 - Prince George's County Veterans Recognition, in partnership with the Office of Veteran's Affairs and PGCMLS



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November 9, 2020 - Michael Farris Smith on Blackwood - in partnership with PGCMLS




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November 5, 2020 - In Conversation with Kendra Allen, author of When You Learn the Alphabet with PGCMLS and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.




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November 1, 2020 - In Conversation with Obama Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, in partnership with PGCMLS




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October 27, 2020 - The Elephant We Don't See - Diversity Dialogue - Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. With PGCMLS





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October 22 - The Sounds of Voter Suppression - with PGCMLS and Joe's Movement Emporium. Featuring special guests: Professor Amy Gerber-Stroh, Hollins University and Professor Heidi Gerber-Salins, Howard University





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October 20 - Community Discussion of Lisa See's The Island Of Sea Women - One Maryland One Book






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October 14, 2020 - Women in Faith Diverse Voices Speak in partnership with PGCMLS





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October 8, 2020 - Carter Sickels on The Prettiest Star With PGCMLS.




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October 7, 2020 -  Eddie Glaude, Jr on Begin Again. Brought to you in partnership with the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights





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October 6, 2020 - Voting - Democracy in Action 2 With PGCMLS, featuring special guests: Dr. Joshua Davis from the University of Baltimore, HRC Investigator Langston Clay, and Daneen Banks from the Prince George's County Board of Elections.



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September 29, 2020 - The Elephant We Don't See - Diversity Dialogue - White Fragility. With PGCMLS



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September 23, 2020 - Does Your Zip Code Impact Your Whole Life with PGCMLS




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August 25, 2020 - The Elephant We Don't See - Diversity Dialogue - Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People. With Prince George's County Memorial Library System





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August 31, 2020 - Voting - Democracy in Action. In partnership with PGCMLS, featuring special guest speakers: Dr. Richard Bell with the University of Maryland and Daneen Banks of Prince George's County Board of Elections.





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September 1, 2020 - In Conversation with Jason Reynolds with PGCMLS.






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August 20, 2020  - Author Calvin Baker on his book A More Perfect Reunion - a partnership with Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)




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July 28, 2020 - The Elephant We Don't See - Diversity DialogueWhat If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue. With PGCMLS





Antiracist Kendi(Dr Dukes)-01July 20, 2020 - Ibram X. Kendi - How To Be An Antiracist - presented in partnership with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, the Prince George's County Center for the Performing Arts, Maryland State Libraries, and more.


June 30, 2020 - The Elephant We Don't See - Diversity Dialogue How To Be An Antiracist - The first in our series with PGCMLS


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May 14, 2020 - Christin Marie Taylor - Labor Pains  Author discussion in partnership with PGCMLS




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April 28, 2020 - What If I Say The Wrong Thing? - Book Discussion  With PGCMLS