Sito Book Discussion: Laurence Ralph in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Feb 27, 2024, 7:30 pm8:30 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA



Event Description

Free Library of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) will host a Book Discussion event for Laurence Ralph’s new book, Sito: An American Teenager and the City that Failed Him.

Laurence Ralph (Professor of Anthropology, Co-Director of the Center on Transnational Policing) will be joined in conversation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Professor, Department of African-American Studies). Taylor is the author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by the University of North Carolina Press, a semi-finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction and a 2020 finalist for the Pulitzer in History. Taylor’s book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ nonfiction in 2018. In 2021, Taylor was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship.