From the Wellesley Centers for Women:
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College invites the public to take part in an evening of conversation and connection during the program, “An Intimate Look at Race: Growing Up Biracial in a Racially Torn World,” on Thursday, October 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Clapp Library Lecture Room at Wellesley College.
The program will begin with a book reading by Sil Lai Abrams, author of Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity — a story of a multiracial woman whose family sought to deny her Black heritage.
After the reading, scholars from WCW, including Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., will hold a discussion panel on biracial identity, family violence, and media representation of multiracial women. Following the panel there will be a Q&A session with community conversation about these important issues. The evening will close with a book signing by Sil Lai Abrams.
For more information about “An Intimate Look at Race,” visit wcwonline.org/calendar or call 781.283.2500. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Founder’s Parking Lot at Wellesley College after 4 p.m. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College at [email protected] or call 781.283.2434. This event is hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) and co-sponsored by the following groups at Wellesley College: Africana Studies, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Intercultural Education, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Peace & Justice Studies, and the Psychology Department.