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:

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




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January 21, 2021 - Young Adult Book Group on Leigh Bardugo's The Six of Crows with PGCMLS. Register in advance here.





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





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February 23, 2021 Our "The Elephant We Don't See" Diversity Dialogue series will start again in February 2021 as we discuss Between The World And Me.





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




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March 30, 2021 - The Elephant We Don't See Diversity Dialogue - featuring Lee Maracle's I Am Woman. Held in partnership with PGCMLS. Viewing link coming soon.





Recently held events include:

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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