PEN America Virtual Author’s Evening with Heather McGhee
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT
Donation to Attend: $125 per person
Join us for a special conversation with political commentator and strategist Heather McGhee on her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.
The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than zero-sum. We are honored to be joined by McGhee to discuss her work and the importance of viewing antiracism as a collective and unifying effort.
A $125 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join.
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