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An Evening with Cole Brown, Author of ‘Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL
November 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In his book ‘Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World’, author Cole Brown shares his experience of growing up Black — or Blackish as he was called — in a white space. What’s it like to grow up with access, opportunity and wealth, but never really fit in? Who are you when you live at the intersection of race and class? What is Blackness? Cole shares his experiences and what he’s learned from navigating the in-between. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.
Registration for this event begins on 11/10/2020 @ 7 p.m.
Cole has heard it all before—token, bougie, oreo, Blackish—the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it’s like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few.
Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit.