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Reading Alice Walker with Dr. Regina A. Bernard, Ph.D. (Online Only)

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4 Monthly Sessions Thursdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT October 14, 2021 to January 6, 2022

Online via Zoom

The ‘With Books’ option includes all titles required for this group at a 15% discount.

Meeting Dates:
10/14, 11/11, 12/9, 1/6

In 1982, Alice Walker published The Color Purple—a novel about girlhood, family, identity, feminism, power, heartbreak and so much more. Since its publication, the novel has done much to transform critical conversations around not just Walker’s work, but the themes of her writing as they apply to our daily lives, and the lives we imagine ourselves being a part of. This series of meetings will deconstruct the ways in which we understand some of Alice Walker’s earlier and later work with The Color Purple at the center — as meaningful vignettes of identity, the body, culture, and how both personal and deep-seated wounds and triumphs really are.


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    Dr. Regina A. Bernard

    Dr. Regina A. Bernard

    Dr. Regina A. Bernard is a writer and Associate Professor of undergraduate Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College (CUNY), and a member of the doctoral faculty in Urban Education at the Graduate Center (CUNY). She has written three books on Black and brown feminism, Black studies, and Nuyorican Organic Intellectualism. She has also published articles for the Journal of Pan African Studies, Small Farms Quarterly, We Need Diverse Books Blog, and elsewhere. Alongside her teaching and community work, she has also made a film about food as a vehicle through which to understand Caribbean culture and feminism. She is currently at work on several creative projects.