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.

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 Sonja Renee Taylor Instagram Live on October 28





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





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





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





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






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






Ben Beard in conversation November 10th




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






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




November 17, 2021 at 7 pm - We are 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 is Lamar Wilson, an extraordinary poet and professor, who joins them in a discussion about "Disability and Academia." Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwe1RfGRbLQ





Love from A to Z ya bookgroup




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







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


Recently held events include:


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.


Flyer for September Diversity Dialogue series

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




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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. 




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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.








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.





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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. 


 



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September 9, 2021 at 7 pm - We welcomed civil rights icon Bob Zellner in conversation about Wrong Side of Murder CreekBrought 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.


 



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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



Flyer for August 3 Courageous Conversations About Race event



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





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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.


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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





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




Flyer for June 9 Lenny Duncan event with PGCMLS



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




Flyer for June 7th event with Christina Proenza-Coles 


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





Flyer for Lgbtq discussion series beginning June 2 

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


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


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.




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



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.




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.




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



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.



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 - 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. 





Flyer for April Diversity Dialogue featuring Carter G Woodson's The Mis-Education of the Negro 



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.





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.





MD Libraries Together Flyer for April 1 Own Voices Latinx Event




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.






Flyer for Jemar Tisby event on Feb 9 with picture of author 


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.




Flyer for Zach Smedley's December 14 2020 event



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





Flyer for December 10, 2020 event with Jennifer De Leon 



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