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Reading and Writing About Race and Racism in America: A Four-Part Zoom Series

All of us, whatever our skin color, have experiences with race, ethnicity, and diversity in America. During class we’ll read and discuss stories and passages by well-known authors who have written on these topics and we'll put to paper some of our own experiences growing up and living in a society that in daily life can often fall short of our ideals for equality, liberty, and justice. 

This is an online four-part series offered via Zoom. Access to a computer or other device and the internet is necessary to participate. A commitment to attend all sessions is requested. Please only register once for the first session - this will automatically register you for the entire series. A Zoom invite and any other necessary details will be sent out to all registrants before the first class.

Instructor Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award Gold Medal for Young Adult fiction. Alex's first graphic novel, You Brought Me the Ocean, was recently published by DC Comics. Alex has a master’s in guidance and counseling and worked for many years as a youth and family counselor.  Find out more at www.AlexSanchez.com

Rochester Writes programs are hosted by the Arts & Literature Diviision and supported by the Suressa Forbes Fund for Local Writers and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. Contact Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org for additional information.

Dates & Times:
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, September 10, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, October 1, 2020
Central Library
  Department - Arts & Literature     Subject - Book Club/Reading Group     Subject - Writing  

Registration is required. There are 2 seats available.

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