[Michlib-l] Fwd: PBS Books: Black History Month (Feb 28) and Other Upcoming Programs

Betty Adams badams at inksterlibrary.org
Tue Feb 23 13:57:57 EST 2021

Sorry for any cross-posting.

For those interested PBS has some free events available - information

Be well,
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From: Heather-Marie Montilla <hmontilla at pbsbooks.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 10:42 AM
Subject: PBS Books: Black History Month (Feb 28) and Other Upcoming Programs
To: Heather-Marie Montilla <hmontilla at pbsbooks.org>

Dear Library Partner,
As you know, we've launched a partnership with ASALH (the Association for
the Study of African American Life and History).  We are ending Black
History Month with a program on Sunday, February 28 at 7pm.  The
information is below. Just remember: PBS Books, in partnership with ASALH,
will be curating important conversations related to the Celebration of
African American Life and History year-round. Upcoming programming is also
listed at the bottom of the page.

If you'd like to share, here are is how:
1) Crosspost (if you are set up)
2) Share the Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/PBSBooks1/live/
3) Embed Code: Youtube and FB can be provided upon request.

Celebrate *Black History Month* by joining *PBS Books* and *ASALH* to
explore *The Black Family.* On *Sunday, February 28th at 7pm ET, *acclaimed
Kenyan author *Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o* will discuss his recent book *The Perfect
Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi,* along with scholars *Nubia Kai*
and* Sundiata
Keita Cha-Jua.* The book is a dazzling modern epic, myth and feminist
re-imagining of Kenya’s origins, which subverts patriarchy and promotes
social equity. They will discuss elements relevant to today’s struggles for
social justice, gender equity and spiritual rebirth while illuminating
eternal African values essential for wholesome family life.

This virtual event can be accessed on the PBS Books Facebook Live website,
PBS Books Youtube, ASALH TV on Youtube,  and our website. Audience members
will have an opportunity to ask questions following the conversation.

*About the Author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o*
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is a perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize of
Literature, the recipient of 12 honorable degrees, and has been nominated
for the Man Booker International Prize. He was a professor at Yale
University and New York University and is currently a Distinguished
Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Director of the
International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of
California – Irvin and is considered one of the greatest writers of our

*About Moderator Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua*
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua serves on the Executive Council of the Association
for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and is an
Associate Professor of African  American Studies, History, and Global
Studies at the University of Illinois – Urbana; the former senior editor of The
Black Scholar; and the former president of the National Council of Black

*About Nubia Kai*
Nubia Kai (Al-Nura Salaam), Ph.D. is a researcher, professor, and
multidisciplinary writer. Winner of 23 literary awards including two from
the National Endowment of the Arts awards, her work has been seen in
publications such as Essence and Black World.

This event is the second collaborative virtual program between ASALH (the
Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and PBS
Books: A Celebration of African American Life and History in Black History
Month, which will continue to offer programs throughout the year.  The PBS
Books and ASALH partnership was originally proposed by Charles Ferrell, the
vice president of the Keiga Foundation, who is an advisor for PBS Books and
a member of  ASALH’s program committee.

Don't forget that there is national Hemingway Programming that you can
share with your communities every Tuesday and  Thursday at 7pm. The partner
toolkit link is here: https://bit.ly/HemingwayPartnerToolkit
Also, the event page from PBS hyperlinked is pbs.org/hemingwayevents

Other upcoming programs include:
*Event* *Date* *Time*
Trailblazing Women: *Sonia Sanchez * March 18 8pm ET
Author Talk for Kids: Cozbi Cabrera (Me and Mama) March 23 5 pm ET
Financial Literacy Series Launch (Investor Protection Trust) March 26 1pm ET
*Hemingway National Book Club with Filmmakers (Burns, Novick, Botstein)* April
8 8pm ET
Everyone In, Nobody Out (Ken Fischer w/ *Wynton Marsalis*) April 9 8pm ET
Author Talk for Kids: *Dwayne Reed* (*Simon B' Rhymin')* April 14 5pm ET
Trailblazing Women: *Joy Harjo* TAWW April 27 8pm ET
*Amy Tan National Book Club *(Trailblazing American Women Writers)
May 6 8pm ET

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. I can be reached at
917.721.6910.  If I have not responded to an email, please re-forward it or
call me.  We are working to have more capacity at PBS Books; my apologies
for any delays.


Heather-Marie Montilla
Library Bureau Chief
PBS Books


-Betty Adams

Library Director
Leanna Hicks Public Library of Inkster, MI
badams at inksterlibrary.org

Main Coordinator
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Detroit
teamdolly at wayne.edu
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