Writers & Readers: Eddie Glaude, Jr. & Caroline Randall Williams

Eddie Glaude, Jr. & Caroline Randall Williams

Importance of Civic Education and Engagement

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Eddie Glaude, Jr. is a columnist for TIME and an MSNBC contributor on programs like Morning Joe, and Deadline Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace. He also regularly appears on Meet the Press on Sundays. Glaude hosts the podcast AAS 21, recorded at Princeton University in Stanhope Hall, the African American Studies department’s home.

Glaude’s most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, was released on June 30, 2020. 

Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams is an award-winning poet, young adult novelist, and cookbook author as well as an activist, public intellectual, performance artist, and scholar. She joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University in the Fall of 2019 as a Writer-in-Residence in Medicine, Health, and Society while she continues to work and speak to the places where art, business, and scholarship intersect, moving people closer to their best lives and corporations closer to their ideal identities. Caroline’s first book, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess (co-authored with Alice Randall) won the Harlem Book Fair’s Phillis Wheatley Prize and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. Her second co-authored volume, Soul Food Love won the NAACP Image Award. Her book of poetry, Lucy Negro Redux, earned rave reviews and became a ballet in 2019.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 12:00PM

Civic Engagement as a Foundation for Life

Presented by Cleveland Leadership Center

Our interactive workshop continues the conversation that started at our April 17 Writers & Readers event with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Caroline Randall Williams. The workshop features guest facilitators Marianne Crosley and Rachel Ciomcia from the Cleveland Leadership Center.

Learn tools and techniques to make meaningful change and build an appreciation for civic engagement. Collectively and individually, we can learn, explore, and actively engage in civic life in order to make our democracy stronger, more representative, and more resilient for generations to come.

Wednesday, April 21 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM

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