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Reading & Writing About Race & Racism in America: A Monthly Group

All of us, whatever our skin color, have experiences with race, ethnicity, and diversity in America. During this monthly group 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 monthly 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 group meets.

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, November 12, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, December 10, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, January 14, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, March 11, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, April 8, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, May 13, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus:
Central Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Department - Arts & Literature     Subject - Writing  

Registration is required. There are 0 seats available.

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