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Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 PM
Dani McClain presents We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood
In conversation with Collier Meyerson
Reporter and strategist Dani McClain joins us at Greenlight to present her new book We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood. McClain, a first-time mother, sets out to understand how to raise her daughter in what she, as a black woman, knows to be an unjust, even hostile society. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or birth than any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras telling the world that their slain children were human beings. What, then, is the best way to keep fear at bay and raise a child so she lives with dignity and joy? Following a child’s development from infancy to the teenage years, We Live for the We touches on everything from the importance of creativity to building a mutually supportive community to navigating one’s relationship with power and authority. It is an essential handbook to help us imagine the society we build for the next generation. McClain presents her book with a reading and conversation with journalist Collier Meyerson.