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READING: Illusions of Innocence by Marcy Litle
December 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
“I am trying to understand and own up to my whiteness. To stop wearing blinders. To untie this habitually unseen knot.This task requires attention to the voices of those I, without thinking, considered other. It takes breathing deep into the possibility that reality is other than I have imagined. My life different from the one I thought I was living.” —Marcy Litle, Illusions of Innocence
Join RCWMS (via Zoom) at 3:00 pm Eastern Time to celebrate the publication of Marcy Litle’s new book.
“Courageous, inspiring, and deeply honest, Illusions of Innocence explores the roots of racism both in family stories and national myths. Striking the perfect balance between memoir and history, Litle’s book engages with contemporary Black voices and invites white Americans to do the prickly but urgent work of re-examining white innocence.”—Márcia Rego
Born in Charleston, SC, and raised in suburban New York City, Marcy Litle has spent most of her adult life in Durham, NC. She taught Latin American history and international studies at Duke University until her retirement in 2012. Now, she splits her time between Durham and Seattle, WA, where her granddaughters and their parents live. She also volunteers for RCWMS and likes to paint. More: marcylit.com.
Purchase the book: HERE
The reading is free and open to the public.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link in the automated ticket confirmation.