Read. Listen. Discuss.
Join the citywide conversation about race, social justice, and Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric.
Rankine uses Citizen to talk candidly about racism today, from outright brutality to incidents so subtle "you begin to distrust that they even happened," Rankine writes. "And yet you know that you feel bad somehow."
What can we learn from the experiences presented in Citizen? How can we use what we learn to create a more inclusive and accepting community?
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, the City & County of Denver, and NEA Big Read want Denver-area residents to read the book and start talking. Free copies of Citizen are being distributed throughout the city, and metro-area public libraries will have print, e-book, and audio editions as well as book club kits available.
Find a book talk, art event, community gathering or activity to join, and don't miss Rankine's free talk with Mayor Michael B. Hancock at Boettcher Concert Hall, November 15.
October 13, 2017
Part One: Art Making in Response to Citizen: An American Lyric
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Free
November 15, 2017
Denver Talks: Mayor Michael B. Hancock in Conversation with Claudia Rankine
Boettcher Concert Hall, Free
Click here to register.
November 16, 2017
Student Discussion with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Claudia Rankine
Tivoli Turnhalle, Auraria Campus, Free