Delray Beach, FL (January 8, 2021) – This spring, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Arts Garage and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will welcome three nationally-acclaimed authors to share their insights on race and its impact upon American culture. From February to April 2021, one author will be featured each month, as part of a hybrid speakers’ series, entitled “Authors Speak: The Impact of Race on American Society,” which will be free and accessible to the public.
“This dynamic series is our way of keeping the conversations around race going by featuring renowned authors on the subject matter,” said Delray CRA Executive Director Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq.
Kicking off the series during February, or Black History Month, will be Jason Reynolds, co- author of the best-selling novel, “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism & You.” March will welcome Tina K. Sacks, author of “Invisible Visits, Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System.” And in April, Richard Rothstein will share about his book, “THE COLOR OF LAW: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.”
“We are excited to hear from three distinct voices about their perspectives on race in America, at a time when our nation is more attuned to its sustained impact and influence in every aspect of our culture,” said Charlene Farrington, director of the Spady Museum. “It will be interesting to compare and contrast their research, as each author will bring something different to the conversation, which I anticipate will be engaging and informative for us all.”
In 2020, the Spady Museum explored Reynolds’ book with its youth group, and Farrington is thrilled to have Reynolds to interact with them and other young people interested in the anti-racism movement.
“Arts Garage and I are excited to participate in this series. Providing access to conversations about difficult topics like race creates a space for open dialogue and community healing,” said Arts Garage President and CEO Marjorie Waldo, M.Ed.
Virtual Event Schedule: All events to be held via Zoom and broadcast live from The Spady Museum and the Arts Garage’s Facebook pages.
Saturday, February 20, 2021: Jason Reynolds, author of “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism & You” 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; speaker will give a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A
Wednesday, March 24, 2021: Tina K. Sacks, author of “Invisible Visits, Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System” 7-8 p.m.; speaker will give a 45-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A
Thursday, April 29, 2021: Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” 4-5 p.m.; speaker will give a 40-minute, followed by a Q&A.