Writers & Readers: Eberhardt and DiAngelo Discuss Racism, White Fragility (Recap)

On Saturday, February 8, authors Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., and Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D., came together in a timely conversation about racism and white fragility as part of Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series. More than 400 people gathered in Cleveland State University’s Berkman Hall to hear Eberhardt and DiAngelo’s frank discussion surrounding the realities of bias and racism in contemporary…

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Author Echo Brown Comes to Cleveland for Girl Power and Humanities Festival

Girl Power! is a local initiative created by Cleveland Public Library, empowering young ladies to step up as community leaders and readers. Friday, April 24, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This year, youth will engage in two of nine breakout sessions on soft life skills, enjoy lunch featuring special activities and conclude the day with keynote speaker Echo Brown,…

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Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Book Signing

Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention touched the nation and the world. His family’s story of immigration, hope, struggle, achievement, and loss illustrates both the American Dream and its tarnished reality. In partnership with Global Cleveland, Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, will host a meet-and-greet and book signing in advance of…

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Marvel Comics Writer and YA Author Gabby Rivera Coming to Cleveland Public Library

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Registration Author Gabby Rivera believes it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stories—and in so doing, open a radical space for creativity. As a queer, Latinx, millennial woman, she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others, she confronts privilege and power, and she asks difficult questions: What…

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