Between the World and Me is a landmark book by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Winner of the 2015 National Book Award and written as a letter to Coates’s son, it has garnered a huge amount of attention for its unflinching take on the legacy of racism in America. Join Emily Bernard, UVM Professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, to discuss the historical and literary context of this work. Lending copies will be available in advance at the previous Ideas on Tap events and at locations to be announced here: http://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/ideas-on-tap-between-the-world-and-me/. This event is presented in partnership with the Peace & Justice Center and is part of the Ideas on Tap series presented by the Vermont Humanities Council and University of Vermont’s Humanities Center.
Some of the most memorable and important conversations—deep conversations about literature, history, and culture—often happen with friends, over a meal or a drink. The Ideas on Tap series, presented by the Vermont Humanities Council and University of Vermont’s Humanities Center, is designed to convene these sorts of informal, informative, and provocative conversations, and to strengthen them with a scholar’s content expertise. Each event starts at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. The ArtsRiot bar and restaurant will be open for service.