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How to Make a Slave

May 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

How to Make a Slave by Jerald Walker is an often humorous examination of what it is to grow and exist as a black American male. Whether confronting the medical professions racial biases or attempting to break free of societal stereotypes, Walker blends personal revelation and cultural critique in a series of short essays.

Jerald Walker is the author of The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult and Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption, winner of the 2011 PEN New England/L.L. Winship Award for Nonfiction. He has published in magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, River Teeth, Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, and Oxford American, and he has been widely anthologized, including five times in Best American Essays. The recipient of the University of Texas at Austin’s James A. Michener fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Walker is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College.

The Senior Pride Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30. We are meeting virtually during the COVID pandemic. If you’d like to join us, please email info@soazseniorpride.org for a Zoom invitation.

Discussion Leader: Joyce Bolinger

There is no charge for this event. Your generous donation will support Southern Arizona Senior Pride’s programs for LGBTQI+ older people.

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