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    September 20, 2022

    Dramatizing the Black Experience

    Vivian J.O. Barnes, Inda Craig-Galván, and Dave Harris

    In the wake of the pandemic, the George Floyd protests, and the country’s ongoing efforts to reconcile its racist past…

    October 28, 2021

    Freeman’s: Change

    Featuring Rick Bass, Lana Bastašić, and Lina Mounzer

    Writer and Editor Extraordinaire, John Freeman returns to ALOUD in celebration of the latest installment of his acclaimed literary journal,…

    October 6, 2021

    Better not Bitter, Living in Pursuit of Racial Justice

    Yusef Salaam

    Writer and activist, Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five will join ALOUD with his memoir, Better, Not Bitter, whose story of resilience and strength…

    September 14, 2021

    Ian Manuel on the Power of Poetry

    Ian Manuel

    To kick off our fall season and our theme of resilience, author Ian Manuel will return to ALOUD to discuss…

    July 8, 2021

    Erosion: Essays of Undoing

    Terry Tempest Williams

    “Each of us finds our identity within the communities we call home,” writes Terry Tempest Williams in Erosion, a galvanizing…

    May 11, 2021

    The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story

    Featuring Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz, and George Saunders

    Over the last half-century, the American short has changed dramatically. In a new anthology, the best and most representative contemporary…

    March 1, 2021

    Ongoing Challenges of Disability Discrimination in Law, Politics and Society

    Jasmine E. Harris and Ruth Colker

    As our fractured country moves forward after a year of social unrest and political division—how can we work towards inclusion,…

    February 18, 2021

    Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City

    Rosa Brooks

    In her forties, with two children, a spouse, a dog, a mortgage, and a full-time job as a tenured law…

    February 3, 2021

    Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

    Paola Ramos

    The first step towards change, writes journalist and activist Paola Ramos, is for us to recognize who we are. In…

    July 22, 2022

    The Dish: Stories and Bites from Five Notable Chefs

    Featuring Tanya Holland, Luladey Moges, Mina Park and Kwang Uh, and Sonoko Sakai

    The Skirball Cultural Center and ALOUD—the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s programming series—invite you to an afternoon of culinary storytelling…