Mother, Daughter, Family–Tangled Perspectives

Fri. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Daryl Cumber Dance (In Search of Annie Drew), April Ryan (At Mama’s Knee), and Lori L. Tharps (Same Family, Different Colors) discuss their work and the tangled perspectives of family, heritage, race, and much more.

Why should you attend?

“In Search of Annie Drew is daring, controversial, and impressive… Dance succeeds in showing a tangled emotional relationship between two exceptionally strong personalities, neither of whom would admit–consistently and directly–her tremendous love for the other. This war of a relationship is responsible for the writer Kincaid became as well as for the subject matter of most of her works.” —Trudier Harris, author of Saints, Sinners, Saviors: Strong Black Women in African American Literature

“Ryan’s emotionally-rich exploration of the influences race, identity and family have on our life experiences reminds us just how powerful an imprint mothers make on us all.” —Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief, Essence Magazine

Same Family, Different Colors is the first book on colorism to take us inside African American, Latino, Asian, and interracial families as they speak candidly about how the politics of skin color shape their family dynamics and lives. Lori Tharps explores this taboo and urgent subject with courage, vision, and great sensitivity.” —Michael Eric Dyson