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We Are Not Like Them: Braving Conversation Across Racial Divide with Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

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Wednesday, 7:00 pm EST November 10, 2021

Online via Zoom

This event will now take place exclusively over Zoom.

“Empathetic, riveting, and authentic,” writes author Laura Dave of We Are Not Like Them, the triumphant novel from Christine Pride and Jo Piazza. Told through alternating perspectives, the novel is an evocative exploration of race in America and the love that keeps us going. Pride, a columnist and publishing veteran, and Piazza, an award-winning journalist, join us to discuss their novel, conversations on race, and the path forward with moderator Chitra Aiyar.


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In Conversation

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    Christine Pride

    Christine Pride

    Christine Pride is a writer, editor, and longtime publishing veteran. She’s held editorial posts at many different trade imprints, including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown, Hyperion, and Simon & Schuster. As an editor, Christine has published a range of books, with a special emphasis on inspirational stories and memoirs, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. As a freelance editorial consultant, she does select editing and proposal/content development, as well as teaching and coaching, and pens a regular column—“Race Matters”—for Cup of Jo. She lives in New York City.

    Photo Credit: Christine Han

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    Jo Piazza

    Jo Piazza

    Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor and podcast host. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Marie Claire, Glamour, and other notable publications. She is also the author of Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, How to Be Married, The Knockoff, Fitness Junkie, and If Nuns Ruled the World. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two small children.

    Photo Credit: Brittney Valdez

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    Chitra Aiyar

    Chitra Aiyar

    Chitra Aiyar is an attorney, educator, and mayoral appointee to the NYC Commission on Gender Equity. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Sadie Nash Leadership Project, which supports young women and gender-expansive youth of color develop critical consciousness and lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community. Chitra is an avid reader, bookclub participant, and is thrilled to be a neighbor of The Center for Fiction.