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Past Event

Julie Lythcott-Haims: What It Means to Be Black and American

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times best-selling author behind the "anti-helicopter" parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. She’s also a biracial black woman who’s experienced the highs and lows of race relations in America. In her new memoir, Real American, Lythcott-Haims focuses her discerning eye on relations both in and out of the home to help us all fearlessly grow into our best selves.

Join Julie Lythcott-Haims as she returns to The Commonwealth Club and reveals how she’s navigated through the heavy, forceful blows of racism and the small, sharp cuts of “micro” aggressions. She’ll discuss the importance of a generous and wise community as a healing power to fractured race relations and what we can all do to make America a better place for everyone. Moderated by LaDoris Cordell, a longtime civil rights advocate, this is a can't-miss conversation.

October 16, 2017

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Real American and How to Raise an Adult

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In Conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.)


5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. book signing