Shade - A Conversation About Colorism (THE LADIES EDITION)

Hotel RL - Inner Harbor, 207 East Redwood Street, Baltimore

Join author Petula Caesar as she leads a conversation about colorism and its impact on the African American community. Her recently published book "She's Such A Bright Girl: An American Story" chronicles her own story of gowing up in Baltimore as a light skinned girl and how her dad encouraged her to assimilate.

Special guest will be Dr. Tonya Phillips.

There will BE SOME VERY HONEST TALK about how colorism especially affects Black women. From redbones to cafe au lait to caramel to ebony to milk chocolate and everything in between, from the "good hair" to the "d**ck sucking lips", let's talk about all the ways in which Black women's beauty is measured in valued. How does colorism cause Black women to oppress themselves and each other? How does it impact how we relate to men, and how they relate to us?

WE'LL BE RIGHT BY THE BAR - GET A DRINK, HAVE A SEAT, FREE YOUR MIND!

Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.