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Author Talk: Unmuted with Myisha Cherry

Myisha Cherry will be in conversation with Yolanda Wilson.

Why do people hate one another? Who gets to speak for
whom? Why do so many people combat prejudice based
on their race, sexual orientation, or disability? What does
segregation look like today? Many of us ponder and
discuss urgent questions such as these at home, and see
them debated in the media, the classroom, and our social
media feeds, but many of us don't have access to the
important new ways philosophers are thinking about
these very issues. Enter UnMute, the popular podcast

hosted by Myisha Cherry, which hosts a diverse group of philosophers and explores their cutting-
edge work through casual conversation.
This book collects 31 of Cherry's lively and timely interviews, offering an accessible resource through which to encounter some of philosophy's most socially and politically engaged, public-facing work. Its original illustrations, depicting the interview subjects up close, show just how broad a range of philosophers--black, white, and brown, male and female, queer and straight, abled and disabled--are at the center of crucial contemporary conversations. Cherry asks
philosophers to talk about their ideas in ways that anyone can understand, explaining how they
got interested in philosophy, and why the questions they investigate matter urgently.

Earlier Event: March 24
Downtown Dharma: Meditation Class
Later Event: March 26
Improv This, Improv That