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NNLM Reading Club Presents...We Live for the We with Dani McClain

Class Details

Join authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier as they discuss McClain’s book, We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood.

"A longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics, Dani McClain is also the mother of a little girl. Like all first-time mothers, she has countless questions about raising her child—and her questions take on political significance as she examines what it means to introduce her daughter to our unjust, even hostile, society, according to a statement by her publisher Bold Type Books. (www.boldtypebooks.com/)

"Black mothering is an inherently political act. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. In We Live for the We, McClain explores how to build a strong, supportive community for her daughter that includes often-ignored values and perspectives, and how to ensure her daughter lives with dignity and joy. She learns how to parent boldly in uncertain times, how to root herself in her faith and cope with the anxieties that sometimes threaten to consume her.

"McClain spoke with mothers on the frontlines of movements for social, political, and cultural change who are grappling with the same questions. Following a child’s development from infancy to adolescence, We Live for the We shares lessons about the need for community, the challenges of navigating segregated schools, and how to talk honestly about sex and consent.

"Warm, wise, and urgent, We Live for the We will become a handbook for parents and a guide to help us imagine the society we build for the next generation," the statement concludes.

We hope you will join us for this important conversation which will be livestreamed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wvs2lhYGj0s

The event will also be livestreamed on NNLM PNR's Facebook Page. For news, updates and to link to the livestream event, follow NNLM PNR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nnlmpnr/

Registration is recommended but not required. Registrants will receive the livestream links via email.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Region/Office: National, PNR
Sep 22, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM PT


We invite you to join us in author talks that highlight timely health issues brought to light by the NNLM Reading Club. NNLM Reading Club Presents… gives libraries and their readers, book clubs and anyone interested in reading a chance to hear directly from authors then engage in a question and answer session with them.

Each live webinar session is 60 minutes long and begins at: 3:00 p.m. ET | 2:00 p.m. CT | 1:00 p.m. MT | Noon PT | 11:00 a.m. Alaska | 9:00 a.m. Hawaii

For details and a link to the event, please see each separate session.

We will be recording each session with captions.

Note: Registration is encouraged but not required to attend.