| W.E.B. DU BOIS LECTURE|
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Bard College at Simon's Rock welcomes scholar and activist Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for a public talk that reflects on the legacy of Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois. Taylor's talk, "Building Black Lives Matter in the Trump Era" is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. Taylor is the author of "How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective and From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation." The influential speaker and writer on racial inequality, politics, and social movements has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and The Nation. She was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book as well as the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ nonfiction. Her third book, Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s, is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press.
| | |
'H.G. ADLER: A LIFE IN MANY WORLDS'
Great Barrington, 10:45 a.m.
Knosh & Knowledge at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, hosts poet and translator Peter Filkins, who will talk about the life and career of H.G. Adler, who was born in Prague, survived the Holocaust, fled post-war communist Czechoslovakia, became a freelance writer and scholar in the United States, and went on to author 26 books on history, sociology, and philosophy, as well as poetry, fiction, and autobiographical works. The author is the subject of Filkins’s just-published biography, "H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds." The presentation will be followed by a buffet. Admission with lunch is $11; the program only is free. Advance reservations for lunch are required; call the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires at 413-442-4360, ext. 10, or send an email.
| | |