Talking about Microaggressions - DC Reads 2020

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Talking about Microaggressions - DC Reads 2020

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 7 p.m.

Microagressions - subtle intentional and unintentional acts such as comments or gestures rooted in implicit or explicit racism, sexism, homophobia or more.
The ways these small acts add up for minority communities and individuals is the topic of this roundtable dialogue as part of this edition of DC Reads. Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation is a wry and intimate glimpse into Mira Jacob's life as Indian-American woman of color and her navigation of the slights and insults that permeate American society.  

Inspired by Good Talk, Philip Espe (DC Public Library) will lead a discussion with Lupita Aquino (Lupita Reads), poet Regie Cabico (Capturing Fire) and Ashleigh Coran (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery) about how these experiences shape our lives and ways to address them as they're happening. 

We want you to join our conversation live! Be a part of the conversation by commenting during our live-streamed conversation on YouTube Live or Facebook Live.

Begin your reading of Good Talk by joining our discussion with the author on Sunday, Nov. 15. Learn more about DC Reads here.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.