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See Me, Protect Me, Include Me: Unpacking Rankine’s Citizen Through Conversation

  • Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington Avenue Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

So many people endure systemic and interpersonal violence because of their racial, religious, gender, and sexual identities. Despite constantly navigating marginalization and (micro-) aggression, they may feel that these traumatic experiences get ignored or are invisible to others.

Critically acclaimed author Claudia Rankine pushes us to consider one another’s struggles by asking a poignant question: “How difficult is it for one body to feel the injustice wheeled at another?”

Join us for an interactive panel, group dialogue, and time of community reflection designed to explore this question and the themes of visibility, bias, and belonging present in Rankine’s groundbreaking text, Citizen: An American Lyric.

This program will be facilitated by Alicia Crosby of Center for Inclusivity. Panelists are Jes Scheinpflug and Darren Calhoun

Evanston Reads Kickoff Event: See Me, Protect Me, Include Me: Unpacking Rankine’s Citizen Through Conversation

Earlier Event: November 11
Social Justice Forum