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Brown Lecture Series: Marita Golden, The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women

FREE. Please register for the event here.

Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Marita Golden will be in conversation with Dr. Georgia Willie-Carnegie about her life and work, including her new book, The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women

Marita Golden, cofounder and president emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. She has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA graduate creative writing programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MA creative writing program at John Hopkins University and has taught writing internationally to a variety of constituencies. She currently lives in Maryland.

Dr. Georgia Willie-Carnegie is certified as a Diplomate of the Board of Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, member of the Association of Black Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, and American College of Physicians. She completed a MedStar Research Fellowship focusing on the Women’s Health Initiative and diabetes therapy. Her interests include cardiovascular imaging and echocardiography.

Order your copy of The Strong Black Woman from the Ivy Bookshop.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

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Writers LIVE!, Writing @ the Pratt, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Adults, Seniors

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Adult Events Approver- for Adults

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