Isabel Wilkerson on “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”
Where: Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
212-299-7777 Price: $10-$20
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Join us for a lecture by Isabel Wilkerson, National Humanities Medalist and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.
A gifted storyteller, Ms. Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal story of migration and the enduring search for the American dream, the origins of our shared commonality. She draws a direct link between the leaderless revolution known as the Great Migration and the protest movements for social justice today, both of them responses to unacknowledged and unaddressed history.
Ms. Wilkerson has become an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country and our current era of upheaval. In her writing, Wilkerson brings the invisible and the marginalized into the light and into our hearts. In her lectures, she explores with authority the need to reconcile America’s karmic racial inheritance – a notion she has expressed in her widely shared Op-Ed essays in The New York Times.
Following her lecture, Ms. Wilkerson will participate in a short Q&A with the audience and be available to sign copies of her book, copies of which will also be for sale.
This program is presented in conjunction with MAD’s current exhibitions Derrick Adams: Sanctuary, La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border, and Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care, all of which deal with themes of migration, travel, safety and borders.Buy tickets/get more info now