The Boston Writers Club has climbed the mountain, and in September it will reach the summit – world summit, This is it. The second World Summit will take place from 14-16 September, and our next virtual event will be one of the highlights.
Last year, the premiere summit reached over 14,000 participants via nearly 30 streaming sessions. The aim of the event is to go beyond the newspaper’s daily focus to larger issues and connect with prominent leaders and thinkers from the region to talk about local and national issues.
For such a special occasion, we had to bring together two very special authors – Dr. Abram X. Kennedy and Dr. Emily Oster. The New York Times bestselling authors, who are also university professors, will discuss the economic implications of racism on today’s youth, and how parents and caregivers can raise children to be anti-racism thinkers and advocates for social justice.
This is a perfect lecture for this year’s summit theme, “The Next Boston,” because the next Boston will be led and populated by the children of today. For this discussion, we’ll depart from the typical format of a bookseller host. The discussion will be moderated by Kara Baskin, a Globe journalist who writes frequently about parenting at the Globe, and is no stranger to these kinds of discussions.
Given his myriad accomplishments, careers, and written books, it’s hard to briefly summarize who exactly Dr. Kennedy is. Let’s start with this – he is one of the country’s leading historians and anti-racist scholars. He is the founding director of the Anti-Racism Research Center at Boston University, which joined the Boston Globe Opinions page to reimagine EditorThe country’s first anti-slavery newspaper.
Kendi is a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow (commonly referred to as a “Genius Grant”), and is a National Book Award winner. He has written or contributed to The Atlantic, CBS News, The New York Times, Washington Post, Time, CNN, ABC, NPR, PBS, and many, many more. Simply put, Dr. Kennedy is everywhere.
He wrote it as well. His last two books, published on June 14, were the seventh and eighth that he authored, co-written, or edited – a picture book titled “Goodnight, racist” And the second in his guide series, “How to provoke an anti-racist.”
The latter will be the focus this month. The New York Times bestselling book, combining his already accessible work from “How To Be An Antiracist” with his personal desire to educate children, which held his interest as he was expecting the birth of his first child.
The family was also the focus of Auster’s books. In fact, written by the three – “Better expectation”, “bed sheet,” And the “Family Company” – It is referred to as the ‘Parentdata’ series. This latest book, Family Company, released in paperback in early August, which will be our top focus. The book is also a New York Times bestseller and stresses that parents don’t have to feel pressure to constantly make the right decisions for their children, but that they should always have a solid process to make.
Osteran economist and professor at Brown University, also writes a frequent newsletter with the same thing Parents data nickname. All of her work, in her newsletter and in her books, focuses on health statistics and statistical methods, attempting to identify causal effects from observational data. In the past, Auster has also taught at the University of Chicago, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, and more than 20 academic publications.
Help guide their discussion will be Baskin, who has written prominently for The Boston Globe and McSweeney’s, but also The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post, Boston Magazine, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine, The New Republic, ELLE, and many more. She works as a contributing editor for Boston Magazine and recently signed a deal for a new book, Generation Yes: The Modern Woman’s Field Guide to Liberation in Midlife. She is also a co-author of “Size matters: the hard facts about male anatomy that every woman should know.”
The three will speak at noon on Friday, September 16 Here to answer the invitation to attend for discussion.
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