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Events

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

The Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights turns FIFTY in July. As part of our fiftieth year celebrations, we look to the spirit of Theresa Douglas Banks, who advocated tirelessly for the need for an agency such as ours in Prince George’s County and who was listed as a honorary councilmember when the bill founding our office passed in 1972. Theresa Douglas Banks was a public servant, a volunteer, a teacher, an activist, and a guiding light. It is our honor to continue to serve and to highlight her legacy, and we welcome you to join us in our events this year that celebrate her spirit, her energy, and that lift up the many in our community, our nation, and our world that continue the work to which her life was so devoted.

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.

Learn more about our ongoing Freedom Stories collaboration with Joe's Movement Emporium, Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), and Prince George's Community College's Center for the Performing Arts here.

Some of our upcoming events include:

 

August 30 Diversity Dialogue on "Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed"

August 30, 2022 at 7 pm: Our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue with PGCMLS continues as we discuss Arshay Cooper's A Most Beautiful Thing. Long-time co-host Michelle Hamiel has taken a new position and so this evening's conversation will include two special guest co-hosts representing both the library and the Office of Human Rights. Set a reminder to tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd31Omwqi5M

Flyer for Sept 8 event with author Ernie Suggs featuring photo of author

September 8, 2022 at 7 pm: We welcome NewSouth Books author Ernie Suggs in conversation about The Many Lives of Andrew Young. Set a reminder to join us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A092q4FN5no. Brought to you in partnership with NewSouth Books and PGCMLS.

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September 15, 2022 at 7 pm: International Day of Democracy special event! Judge Sean Wallace and attorney Gabriel Chrisian will join Office of Human Rights Executive Director Battle-Brooks to discuss the connection between The Rule of Law and Democracy. Join us as these three dynamic speakers and legal minds wrestle with the future of American democracy and the impact on it of the rule of law. Set a reminder to tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV0AnGzrhw. In partnership with PGCMLS.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm: We join PGCMLS for a book discussion on My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Learn more and register for this virtual event here: https://ww1.pgcmls.info/event/6929329

Also on September 20, 2022, we join PGCMLS for a viewing of the film "La Manplesa - an uprising remembered" at the Hyattsville Branch Library. The viewing will being at 7 pm. Learn more about the event here: https://ww1.pgcmls.info/event/6961070

 

September 27 Diversity Dialogue Hispanic Heritage Month

September 27, 2022 at 7 pm: We honor Hispanic Heritage Month during this month's Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue with PGCMLS as we discuss the collection Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed, edited by Saraciea J. Fennell. More details and watch link coming soon.

October 12, 2022 at 7 pm - Join us for a Celebration of Latino Accomplishment with special guests from around Prince George's County. More details including watch information coming soon.

October 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm. We join PGCMLS for a teen book discussion on Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas at the Bowie Branch Library. Learn more and register here: https://ww1.pgcmls.info/event/6930294

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October 19, 2022 at 7 pm - We welcome renowned folklorist Maria Tatar to talk about her study The Heroine with 1001 Faces. More details and viewing link coming soon. Held in partnership with PGCMLS.

October 25 Diversity Dialogue "Not A Nation of Immigrants" - lead into Native American Heritag

 

 

October 25, 2022 at 7 pm. In anticipation of Native American Heritage Month in November, we look at Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Not A Nation of Immigrants as our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue with PGCMLS continues. Check back for the viewing link, coming soon.

October 26 Women in Faith - Dealing with Intolerance, with images of three guest speakers

October 26, 2022 at 7 pm: Join us for a special Women in Faith: Diverse Voices Speak event with PGCMLS, on Dealing With Intolerance: How Does Our Faith Guide US to Deal with Intolerance within Ourselves?  Rahmah Abdulaleem, Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, and Reverend Janelle Johnson share their wisdom and understanding on how the Abrahamic faiths provide guidance to fighting the intolerance that grows within us. More information and viewing link to follow shortly.

... and many more! Check back soon as we update this page regularly.

Recently held events include:

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August 16, 2022  at 7 pm. We are thrilled to back Kendra Allen in conversation about her new memoir FRUIT PUNCH. Set a reminder to join us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1imypPH6pjQ. In partnership with PGCLMS.

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July 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm. We joined PGCMLS for their Public History Roundtable honoring the service of Black Americans. Learn more and watch on demand here: https://www.pgcmls.info/event/6827117.

YA book discussion July 2022

July 20, 2022 at 4 pm. Our YA disability-themed book group with PGCMLS continues as we discuss Highly Illogical Behavior. Learn more and register here: https://www.pgcmls.info/event/6688568

June 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm. We supported PGCMLS at their in-person event at the Oxon Hill Branch Library with Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams on "Lessons from Lenny: The Journey Beyond A Shooting Star". Watch it here: https://youtu.be/eQYJQWDPpvg

Sept 21 - PGC Health Connect on Latinos and Health Insurance

June 21, 2022 at 7 pm. We partnered with PGCMLS in hosting Prince George's County Health Connect in conversation about Latinos and Health Insurance. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP_MLvcOD5E

Flyer for June 20 Examining and Interpreting Native History event with MD libraries together

June 20, 2022 at 7 pm. We joined Maryland Libraries Together, PGCMLS, and the Maryland State Libraries for Examining and Interpreting Native and Indigenous History, a panel discussion with local and national leaders. This Juneteenth conversation highlighted Black and Indigenous intersections. Learn more and register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/examining-and-interpreting-native-and-indigenous-heritage-panel-discussion-tickets-290968654077

Flyer for Dr. Fielding-Singh on "How The Other Half Eats" featuring picture of author

June 15, 2022 at 7 pm. We were thrilled to welcome Dr. Priya Fielding Singh and guest host Dr. Christin Marie Taylor in conversation on Dr. Fielding Singh's fascinating study How The Other Half Eats. See it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEgwhyWPUo4 Brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS.

Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

 

 

June 7, 2022 at 7 pm. Prince George's County Reads 2021 concluded as we finished William G. Thomas III's incredible A Question of Freedom, part of our Freedom Stories initiative with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and PGCC's Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about Freedom Stories here: https://www.joesmovement.org/freedom-stories

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June 2, 2022 at 6 pm. We joined Freedom Stories partners Joe's Movement Emporium, PGCMLS, Prince George's Community College Center for the Performing Arts, and Prince George's County Parks and Planning for the debut of Dr. William G. Thomas's film "The Bell Affair." This incredible film will be shown virtually in the Fall of 2022, so please check back for more information about that screening.

Graphic for May 30 event Vishwas Pethe on "Gay Crow: A Memoir"

May 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm - We joined PGCMLS in welcoming Vishwas Pethe in conversation about Gay Crow: A Memoir for an in-person event at the Greenbelt Branch library. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQlAWU5Q4bQ

 

Flyer for May 23 in-person Reyna Grande event Hyattsville library

May 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm - We joined PGCMLS for an in-person author conversation with Reyna Grande and guest host Lupita Aquino at the Hyattsville Branch Library. 

 

Flyer for May 18 Findley and Chris Talk Truth with Jason Broughton

May 18, 2022 at 7 pm - Findley and Chris Talk Truth, our disability discussion series with PGCMLS, continued with special guests Jason Broughton, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled and John Owen, Director, Maryland State Library of the Blind & Print Disabled. With guest co-host Kyla Hanington. Watch this lively conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNE9uWl3vJM

Flyer YA book discussion May 2022 on Rick Riordan's "The Sword of Summer"

May 18, 2022 at 4 pm. Please join us for our ongoing disability themed book group with PGCMLS. This month we talk about Rick Riordan's bestseller The Sword of Summer, part of his wildly popular Magnus Chase series. Learn more and register here: https://pgcmls.info/event/6372356

 

Flyer for Patti Kim event with PGCMLS featuring picture of author

May 16, 2022 at 6 pm. We supported PGCMLS in welcoming author Patti Kim for a hybrid author conversation/book signing. That event can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg4AiBklzYA

Flyer for Joe Caver event featuring picture of author

May 12, 2022 at 7 pm - We welcomed Joe Caver in conversation about his study on HBCUs generally and Alabama State University specifically, talking about HBCUs generally and Alabama State University specifically about From Marion to Montgomery. Brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS and NewSouth Books. Watched it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7gIZzvBbTo

Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

May 2, 2022 at 7 pm. Prince George's County Reads 2021 continued as we read Chapter 6 of William G. Thomas III's incredible A Question of Freedom, part of our Freedom Stories initiative with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and PGCC's Center for the Performing Arts. The conversation continues each month as we work our way through this important book. Learn more about the book and register to join us for County Reads here: https://pgcmls.info/event/5880597 

4-28 Ben Raines Earth Day Keynote

April 28, 2022 at 7 pm. We joined PGCMLS in welcoming NewSouth Books author Ben Raines for a special Earth Month Keynote address on his book Saving America's Amazon. See that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KB7st44Mes

 

April 26 - Sally Kohn - Diversity Dialogue

 

April 26, 2022 at 7 pm. Our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue with PGCMLS continued as we discussed Sally Kohn's The Opposite of Hate. See that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_wUj1RRTzw.

Flyer for April 6 Kosoko Jackson in person event

April 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm - We joined PGCMLS at an in-person event at the Bowie Branch Library (15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715) welcoming author Kosoko Jackson in conversation about Survive The Dome. Learn more about it here: https://pgcmls.info/event/6227367

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April 6, 2022 at 7 pm - Does Your Zip Code Impact Your Whole Life - Health. We joined PGCMLS in welcoming Dr. Ernest Carter, Chief Health Officer of the Prince George's County Health Department; Dr. Stephen Thomas, Professor and Director of Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland, College Park; Ms. Doreshia Hines, Critical Care Nurse from the University of Maryland Medical Center; Dr. Laundette P. Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Deputy Director, Program in Health Equity and Population Health; Dr. Adela Valdez, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Dr. Noel Brathwaite, Director, Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Dr. David Mann, Epidemiologist, Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities  See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeWjCWsLHQU

 

Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

 

 

April 5, 2022 at 7 pm. Prince George's County Reads 2021 continued as we read Chapter Six of William G. Thomas III's incredible A Question of Freedom, part of our Freedom Stories initiative with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and PGCC's Center for the Performing Arts. The conversation continues each month as we work our way through this important book.Learn more about the book and register to join us for County Reads here: https://pgcmls.info/event/5880597 

 

 

Jacqueline Trimble in conversation on April 4

 

 

April 4, 2022 at 7 pm. We joined PGCMLS in welcoming back award-winning poet Jacqueline Trimble to talk about her upcoming collection How to Survive the Apocalypse. Watch that conversation and hear some of Jackie's extraordinary writing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4GbogfhWss

 

 

 

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March 31, 2022 at 7 pm - Women in Faith: Finding Hope In Difficult Times. Panelists representing Christian, Sikh, and Baha'i faiths discussed how to find hope in difficult times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z_lq_n-NYI

 

 

 

Flyer for March 30 Legal Panel on A Question of Freedom

 

March 30, 2022 at 7 pm- We held Legal Panel on A Question of Freedom, with special guests attorney Gabriel Christian and Judge Sean Wallace. Watch this fascinating, important conversation about slavery and the law in Prince George's County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82-J1v8tGbw. In partnership with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and Prince George's Community College Center for the Performing Arts. 

 

 

 

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March 29, 2022 at 7 pm. The Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue Series with PGCMLS continued as we discussed The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have An Extraordinary Impact on the World by Steve Pemberton. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vDGosgjEQg

 

 

Flyer for March 24 - John Elizabeth Stintzi on "My Volcano" 

 

March 24, 2022 at 7 pm. We welcomed back author John Elizabeth Stintzi on their incredible new work, My Volcano, an ultimately hopeful eco-horror work for our times. Watch that conversation here.. In partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

 

March 22nd, CT Salazar on "Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking"

 

 

 

March 22, 2022 at 7 pm. We welcomed back award-winning poet C.T. Salazar in conversation about Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking. Check out that conversation and hear some of C.T.'s extraordinary words here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFYep08NchQ, brougth to you in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

Findley and Chris Talk Truth with Eric Garcia

 

 

 

March 16, 2022 at 7 pm. Our disability-themed series with PGCMLS, Chris and Findley Talk Truth, continued with special guest Eric Garcia about autism and his important book We Are Not Broken. Check out that dynamic conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NJscnyVVk4

 

 

 

3-15 Carole Hopson book-signing event flyer

 

 

 

March 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm - in person at the South Bowie Branch Library (15301 Holt Road, Bowie). We supported PGCMLS in welcoming Carole Hopson for a book-signing and conversation about A Pair of WingsLearn more here.

 

 

 

Flyer for March 10 - The Southernization of America

 

 

March 10, 2022 at 7 pm. Our series with NewSouth Books and PGCMLS continued as we welcome back Frye Gaillard and co-author Cynthia Tucker to talk about "The Southernization of America." Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWCEyvsBpV4

 

 

 



Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

 

March 8, 2022 at 7 pm. Prince George's County Reads 2021 continued as we read Chapter Five of William G. Thomas III's incredible A Question of Freedom, part of our Freedom Stories initiative with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and PGCC's Center for the Performing Arts. The conversation continues each month as we work our way through this important book. Learn more about the book and register to join us for County Reads here: https://pgcmls.info/event/5880597 

 

 



Flyer for March 2, 2022 Jason Steinhauer event

 

 

 

March 2, 2022 at 7 pm - We joined PGCMLS in welcoming Jason Steinhauer to discuss History, Disrupted. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4ZzT21vp6w

 

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February 22, 2022 at 7 pm. The Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue Series with PGMCLS continues with Toni Morrison's "The Source of Self-Regard." Set a reminder to join us here.

 

 

 

 

 

Flyer for March 2, 2022 Jason Steinhauer event

 

 

 

March 2, 2022 at 7 pm - We join PGCMLS in welcoming Jason Steinhauer to discuss "History, Disrupted." Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4ZzT21vp6w

 

 

 

 

 

Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

 

 

March 8, 2022 at 7 pm.

 

 

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December 9, 2021 at 7 pm - We welcomed authors Frye Gaillard and Marti Rosner in conversation about their book The Slave Who Went to Congress, as part of our ongoing series with PGCMLS and NewSouth Books. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5OFv3lEamc

 

 

Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

 

 

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December 6, 2021 at 7 pm - We welcomed Dr. Bruce Mitchell from NCRC and real estate professional Chazi Diggs for our Does Your Zip Code Impact Your Whole Life series, this one focused on housing. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEyGCKy6VKM

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December 1, 2021 at 7 pm - Guest host, award-winning writer Kendra Allen, spoke to Iowa Prize Winner Sufiya Abdur-Rahman about Heir to the Crescent Moon. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zUmbxm08uE - Event in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

Love from A to Z ya bookgroup

 

 

November 18, 2021 at 4 pm (postponed to December 9) - Our YA Book Discussion series with PGCMLS continued as we discussed Love From A to Z. All are welcome! Register for this free event here: https://ww1.pgcmls.info/event/5772177

 

 

 

Findley and Chris Talk Truth with guest L Lamar Wilson November 17

 

 

 

November 17, 2021 at 7 pm - We were thrilled to debut a new series with PGCMLS called Findley and Chris Talk Truth. Together these two hosts will dive into a host of topics around disabilities and disability awareness. Their first guest was Lamar Wilson, an extraordinary poet and professor, who joins them in a discussion about "Disability and Academia." See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwe1RfGRbLQ

 

 

Ben Beard in conversation November 10th

 

 

 

November 10, 2021 at 7 pm - Our partnership with NewSouth Books and PGCMLS continued as we talked to Ben Beard about The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff's Journey Through the South on Screen. See that conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pokiCQhS80.

 

 

 

Eden Appiah Kubi on November 9th

 

 

November 9, 2021 at 7 pm - We join PGCMLS as they welcome Eden Appiah-Kubi in conversation about her new book, The Bennet Women. Set a reminder to join us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7rjYbhhNY

 

 

 

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines November 3rd

 

 

 

November 3, 2021 at 7 pm - We support PGCMLS as they host Jamise Harper and Jane Mount in conversation about Bibliophile: Diverse Spines. Set a reminder to tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D98GTROCt8

 

 

 

Prince George's County Reads "A Question of Freedom" 2021

 

 

November 2, 2021 at 7 pm - Prince George's County Reads 2021 kicks off as we discuss the introduction and first chapter of William G. Thomas III's incredible A Question of Freedom, part of our Freedom Stories initiative with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and PGCC's Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about the book and register to join us for County Reads here: https://pgcmls.info/event/5728896

 

 



Ashley Jones with Sistah Joy November 1 2021

 

 

 

November 1, 2021 at 7 pm- We welcome Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley Jones to talk about her searing, critically-important new collection, Reparations Now!. Brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS and featuring special guest host, Prince George's County Poet Laureate Sistah Joy Alford. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJiVg6Yj5vw

 

 

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October 28, 2021 at 5 pm - We join partners PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and the Center for the Performing Arts in hosting Sonya Renee Taylor. Learn more about the event and register here: https://www.pgcc.edu/about-pgcc/events/event-details/the-body-is-not-an-apology-with-sonya-renee-taylor.php

 

 

unmarked film screening October 27th

October 27, 2021 at 7 pm - We welcomed filmmaker and creator Chris Haley to talk about the stunning short documentary "Unmarked". After viewing the film together, we talked to Chris about his work, the legacy of enslaved people in our area, and ongoing work to preserve and recognize their resting places. This was part of our ongoing Freedom Stories partnership with PGCMLS, Joe's Movement Emporium, and Prince George's Community College's Center for the Performing Arts, inspired by Dr. William G. Thomas, III, and his exceptional study A Question of Freedom. Watch the film over Kanopy: https://pgcmls.kanopy.com/. You can check out our discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fnwu6gU5IE.

 

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October 26, 2021 at 7 pm - Our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue series with PGCMLS continued as we discussed We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib. This was the last of the series for calendar year 2021 and tears were shed! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xjK5sdU-A

 

 

Flyer for October 20 John Elizabeth Stintzi event with author photo and cover of their three books

 

 

 

October 20, 2021 at 7 pm - We joined PGCMLS in welcoming author John Elizabeth Stintzi for a fantastic, lively conversation. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmSBlrDMNBI

 

 

 

Flyer for Robert Mayer's October 14th event, featuring image of author and book

 

 

 

October 14, 2021 at 7 pm - We talked to author Robert "Bob" Mayer about his new book, In the Name of Emmett Till, in partnership with PGCMLS and NewSouth Books.

 

 

 

Flyer for Zach Smedley, October 12, featuring image of author

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2021 at 7 pm - We supported PGCMLS in hosting Zack Smedley in conversation on Tonight We Rule The World.

 

 

Flyer for 2021 One Maryland One Book events

 

October 12, 2021 at 5 pm. We are proud to support PGCMLS in the One Maryland One Book events for 2021, featuring Ross Gay and The Book of Delights. On the 12th we co-hosted a book discussion and are pleased to have been able to partner on another fantastic One Maryland One Book series.

 

 

 

 

 

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October 6, 2021 - We were thrilled to welcome legendary civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta, in conversation. Watch our conversation with this exceptional, inspiring activist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2L3HketE0. Proudly presented in partnership with the Prince George's County Memorial Library System.

 

 

 

Flyer for September Diversity Dialogue series

 

 

 

September 28, 2021 at 7 pm - Our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue series with PGCMLS continued as we discussed Carmen Maria Machado's In The Dream House.

 

 

 

Flyer for YA book discussion on graphic novel "Ghosts"

September 23, 2021 at 4 pm. Our YA book discussion series with PGCMLS continued as we get together to talk about Raina Telemeier's graphic novel, Ghosts. Readers of all ages are invited to join us! Please register in advance here: https://www.pgcmls.info/event/5375836

 

 

 

 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Flyer with CT Salazar (image)

 

 

September 20, 2021 - We welcomed ground-breaking Latinx poet, C.T. Salazar, in conversation about writing, identity, and librarianship as community-building. This Hispanic Heritage month event was brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for Sept 14 Jennifer De Leon author conversation

 

 

September 14, 2021 - Jennifer De Leon in conversation on her new essay collection, White Space. This Hispanic Heritage month event was brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for Bob Zellner event on September 9

 

 

September 9, 2021 at 7 pm - We welcomed civil rights icon Bob Zellner in conversation about Wrong Side of Murder Creek. Brought to you in partnership with PGCMLS and NewSouth Books.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for August 2021 Diversity Dialogue on Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi

 

 

August 31, 2021 at 7 pm - our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue series with PGCMLS continued as we discussed Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for Lgbtq discussion series beginning June 2

 

August 25, 2021 at 7 pm - We once again supported PGCMLS in their LGBTQ+ Literature Discussion Series with Rev. Norman Allen. Learn more about this fun discussion series here: https://www.pgcmls.info/event/5181654

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2021 at 7 pm - we joined PGCMLS in welcoming Glenn Singleton in conversation on Courageous Conversations About Race with guest host Jarvis Givens.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for July 27 Diversity Dialogue for Killers of the Flower Moon

 

 

July 27 at 7 pm - Our Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue with PGCMLS continued as we discussed Killers of the Flower Moon.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for July 26 event with photos of Findley Holland and Chris Neuhaus

 

July 26, 2021, at 7 pm. On the anniversary of the ADA, we welcome young disability activist Findley Holland in discussion with Christopher Neuhaus about disability awareness with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for Unity Rally on July 24 stating Hate Has No Home Here

 

 

July 24, 2021 at 6 pm - Our office hosted a Unity Rally in Fort Washington in response to a hate crime targeting a resident because of her sex (female) and race (Asian). We gathered with community leaders, elected officials, and police and gave the clear message that hate has no home in Prince George's County and we are proud to be Prince Georgians.

 

 

 

 



Flyer for A Curse So Dark and Lonely YA book discussion

 

July 22, 2021 at 4 pm. Our YA Book Discussion series with PGCMLS continues as we discuss A Curse So Dark And Lonely. All are welcome. Please register in advance here: https://pgcmls.info/event/5183344

 

 

 

 

Flyer for Kendra Allen event

 

 

July 20, 2021, at 7 pm - Kendra Allen in conversation on "The Collection Plate" in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

 

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 and NewSouth Books.

 

 

 

Flyer for July 27 Diversity Dialogue for Killers of the Flower Moon

July 13, 2021, at 7 pm - we feature two generations of blind African Americans, Denna and Arthur Ray Lambert on The Legacy of Segregated Schools for the Blind. Brought to you with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

 

Flyer for June 29 Diversity Dialogue series, book discussion on "Pass With Care"



June 29, 2021, at 7 pm - The Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue continued with Cooper Lee Bombardier's memoir, Pass With Care. A partnership between the Office of Human Rights and Prince George's County Memorial Library System.

 

Flyer for June 23 Maria Hinojosa event

 

 

June 23, 2021, at 7 pm - Maria Hinojosa on Once I Was You with guest host Ofelia Montelongo - in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

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June 21, 2021, at 7 pm - award-winning jazz poet TJ Anderson III on Poetry and Jazz - Black Music Appreciation Month event with PGCMLS

 

 

 

 

Flyer for Dwayne Ratleff June 16th event

 

 

June 16, 2021, at 7 pm - We supported PGCMLS as they hosted Dwayne Ratleff in conversation about Dancing To The Lyrics.

 

 



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June 9, 2021, at 7 pm - Lenny Duncan on United States of Grace with guest host Teddy Reeves - in partnership with PGCMLS.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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June 2, 2021, at 7 pm Eastern - We joined PGCMLS in welcoming host Reverend Norman Allen of the Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation for an LGBTQ+ Literature Discussion Series. Register for all three nights here: https://www.pgcmls.info/event/5181652

 

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June 1, 2021, at 7 pm - We were thrilled to support PGCMLS as they hosted Clint Smith's National Book Launch Event for his new book How The Word Is Passed. 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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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.

 

 

 

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Our YA book discussion with PGCMLS continued as we discussed The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.

 

 

 

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May 17, 2021, at 7 pm- We honored the anniversary of Brown v Board and talk to Steve Suitts about his new book Overturning Brown - with PGCMLS and NewSouth Books.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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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 - We held 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 continued as we discussed 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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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. We are 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

 

 

 

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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