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Book Discussion - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Walbrook Branch, 3203 W North Avenue, Baltimore

FREE!

Join me at the Walbrook Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as Petula Caesar, author of “She’s Such A Bright Girl: An American Story” leads a conversation about colorism based on the experiences she recounts in her book.

Born to a very light-skinned African-American man, Petula was raised in a household that encouraged/insisted that she take on as many “White” attributes and attitudes as she possibly could. He believed the combination of this alongside her skin complexion would help her avoid the trials, tribulations, and traumas of life that would be unavoidable as a Black person. The conversation will include frank discussion around topics like light-skinned privilege (does it exist?), how skin complexion impacts economic, health and educational outcomes, and what role does colorism play when it comes to dating?

Books will be on sale.

FREE!

APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY OPENING

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APPLE STORE/APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY OPENING, 801 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

ON SATURDAY, MAY 11TH THE APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY WILL OPEN AT 801 K STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001. THIS SPACE WILL BE INSPIRED FOR THE RICH HISTORY OF THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY. THE APPLE CARNEGIE LIBRARY WILL BE A BRAND-NEW RETAIL STORE AS WELL AS A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME AND DISCOVER ALL KINDS OF CREATIVITY, CONNECT WITH NEW IDEAS, AND SHARE THEIR STORIES. THE WEEKEND WILL INCLUDE A GROUP OF STORYTELLERS, AND PETULA WILL BE ONE OF THE STORYTELLERS. SHE WILL BE SHARING A STORY FROM HER BOOK, "SHE'S SUCH A BRIGHT GIRL: AN AMERICAN STORY." THERE WILL BE OTHER ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY WAVERLY BRANCH PRESENTS PETULA CAESAR

Waverly Branch - Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, Maryland

FREE EVENT!

Caesar Productions and The Enoch Pratt Free Library Present “Shade: A Discussion About Colorism” Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. Enoch Pratt Free Library – Waverly Branch – 400 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Moderated by Charles Jackson - Community Outreach Coordinator/ Diversity Practitioner

Petula Caesar, author of “She’s Such A Bright Girl: An American Story” leads a conversation about colorism based on the experiences she recounts in her book. Discussion topics include: • Does “light-skinned privilege” exist? • How does skin complexion impact economic, health and educational outcomes? • What role does colorism play in family relationships and dating?

Panelists include Dr. Donna Oriowo, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, M.ED., a clinical social worker and sex therapist, and Dr. Marilyn Martin, M.D., M.P.H., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Refreshments will be available, and books will be on sale. FREE!

Get more details at http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/meet_the_author_petula_caesar_shes_such_a_bright_girl_an_american_story#.W743QmhKjIV

Nov7

Petula Caesar on The LaDawn Black Show

WEAA 88.9 FM, Baltimore

DETAILS COMING SOON!

STOOP STORYTELLING SERIES: Getting it Wrong: Stories about Mix-ups, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings.

The Senator Theater, 5904 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland

Petula will be sharing one of the stories from the book as part of the evening's theme of "Getting it Wrong: Stories about Mix-ups, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings." Go to https://www.stoopstorytelling.com/event/getting-it-wrong-stories-about-mix-ups-mistakes-and-misunderstandings/ to learn more about the event, and to purchase tickets!

Sep28

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL

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Inner Harbor

I have been selected to be an exhibitor at the 2018 BALTIMORE.BOOK FESTIVAL!

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

Jul19

COLORISM AND THE BLACK WOMAN

Impact Hub, 10 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland

White supremacy has manifested itself in many ways in the Black community, including the skin complexion hierarchy it has created - a hierarchy that makes light skin and physical features related to Whiteness more preferred, with dark skin and physical features related to Blackness less preferred. As a result, Black woman often do great harm to each other as they've dealt with the baggage each side of the fence presents. In "She's Such A Bright Girl: An American Story", author Petula Caesar describes being raised as a very light skinned African American girl in a household that instructed her to ignore everything that made her a Black person - from Black literature and music to language and activities. This discussion will specifically address the bullying Petula experienced as a child from dark skinned girls, and the bullying she learned they were also experiencing when she spoke to them as adult women. The discussion will also unpack how this particular manifestation of White supremacy damages relationships between women of color of all ethic backgrounds

HAPPY NAPPY DAY/POETS IN THE PARK

Gwynn Oak Park, Baltimore, Maryland

Join me at the 16th Annual HAPPY NAPPY DAY/POETS IN THE PARK! I will have copies of "She's Such A Bright Girl: An American Story", and will lead an informal discussion on colorism and related themes.

To contact Petula for bookings or additional information, please email petula@petulacaesar.com.