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June 4, Sunday, 4pm
"No one on earth expects a large, bald black man in sweats and a baseball cap to be a doctor at all, let alone one of the last abortion doctors in the south," Parker writes in his memoir Life's Work: a Moral Argument for Choice.
At a time when abortion rights are under attack like no time since the passage of Roe vs Wade, Dr. Willie Parker is performing abortions in several states, and speaking out in this memoir to debunk the reactionary myths around abortion with scientific precision and moral conviction.
June 14, Wednesday, 7pm
It's 1995-- James Forman Jr. is a public defender in Washington DC. He is trying to keep a 15-year-old out of a juvenile detention center with a grim reputation. He is failing...
Looking around the courtroom, Forman realized that everyone associated with the case was African-American: the judge, the prosecutor, the bailiff. The arresting officer was black, as was the city's police chief, its mayor and the majority of the city council that had written the stringent gun and drug laws his client had violated.
"What was going on?" Forman asks. "How did a majority-black jurisdiction end up incarcerating so many of its own?"
This is the question that James Forman, Jr. addresses in his important new book, Locking Up Our Own.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
James Forman Jr. is professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications. A former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, he spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he co-founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.
June 21, Wednesday, 7pm
Professor Cheryl A. Wall, a foremost scholar on the women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, will discuss the lives and works of Jessie Redmon Fauset, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, and others. This will be a fascinating evening exploring the struggle of a generation of literary women in the 1920s and 30s who sought to depict the lives of Black people, especially Black women, honestly and artfully.
Cheryl A. Wall is a prolific literary critic and the Zora Neale Hurston professor of English at Rutgers University. Her most recent book is The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press series, 2016).
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An evening with Elizabeth Hinton, author of "From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America."
An evening with Dorothy Roberts, author of "Killing the Black Body."
An evening with David S. Cohen, author of "Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism."
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