The deaths of George Floyd and countless other Black people in the U.S. and Canada at the hands of the police have sparked protests across the globe decrying anti-Black racism. Maclean’s Live begins two weeks of discussion on issues of racism and diversity, first in the United States, then in Canada.
On Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. ET, Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells will welcome a distinguished panel of African-American writers including:
• Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Anderson’s 2016 book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Her most recent book is One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy.
• Kevin Young, the poetry editor of The New Yorker and the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He is the author of 13 books of poetry and prose.
You can watch the full #MacleansLive conversation by joining the Zoom webinar at 7 p.m. ET on June 10 right here.