John Oliver Killens Reading Series
Center for Black Literature
Literary Salon with Imani Perry
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will host an evening with Dr. Imani Perry, author of six books, including most recently Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, which received the Pen Bograd-Weld Award for Biography. Perry is Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jazz Studies. Dr. Perry will be joined in conversation with Dr. Brenda M. Greene, executive director and founder of Center for Black Literature. Among the topics Drs. Greene and Perry will discuss are the role that literature can play in helping to understand the current sociopolitical climate in which racial injustice is once again front and center and the responsibility of Black writers and scholars in shaping serious dialogues about issues such as race, identity, and activism in an unjust society.
This program is taking place remotely. Once you have signed up, attendees will receive an e-mail with information and details of how to access the program.