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Friday, May 5 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Who Are We When We’re At Home: the Black Experience in Boston

GrubStreet, the Boston Literary District, and The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity are joining forces to host "Who Are We When We’re At Home: the Black Experience in Boston.” Boston Globe Associate Editor and Op-ed columnist Renee Graham will be moderating a conversation about the experience of code/switching that's common to African Americans nationally but also particularly in greater Boston, a city with its own very complicated and contradictory racial history. She’ll be joined on stage by the Poet Charles Coe, Historian Kerri Greenidge, and Boston’s Chief Resiliency Officer, Dr. Atyia Martin.  This event is open to the public. No pre-registration necessary, though seating is limited. 


Speakers
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Charles Coe

Author, ALL SING FORGIVEN: POEMS FOR MY PARENTS
Poet and writer Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents and Picnic on the Moon, both published by Leapfrog Press. He is author of Spin Cycles, a novella published by Gemma Media. Charles was selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a... Read More →
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Renee Graham

Associate Editor & Op-Ed Columnist, Boston Globe
Renee Graham is an associate editor and op-ed columnist for the Boston Globe. She writes on a variety of subjects including race and racism, domestic violence, LGBTQ issues, police misconduct, gun control, and politics. She is a former pop culture columnist for the Globe, and her work has also appeared in Essence, Out in America: A Portrait of Gay and Lesbian Life, The Miami Herald, Suffolk Alumni Magazine, Nieman Reports, and... Read More →
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Dr. Kerri Greenidge

Historian
Dr. Kerri Greenidge received her Doctorate in American Studies from Boston University, where her specialty included African-American history, American political history, and African-American literature from 1850 through the 1910s. She has taught at Suffolk University, Boston Univ... Read More →
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Dr. S. Atyia Martin

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
Dr. S. Atyia Martin was appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston as part of the 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller foundation. Previously, Dr. Martin was the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). In her role as Chief Resilience Officer she is charged with developing and implementing... Read More →



Friday May 5, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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