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Dr. D. B. Maroon – Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience

January 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Our own UCSC alumna, Dr. D. B. Maroon (PhD Anthropology, 2006) will talk about her newly released book, Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience. This talk will take place in the Humanities Building, Room 210 on January 17th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

D. B. Maroon is an author, anthropologist, and speaker. Recognized for evoking the literary and ethnographic grace of Zora Neale Hurston with a bold fusion of cultural observation and sun-woven truth-telling, D.B. Maroon writes critical essays, poetry, and fiction. Her work has been published in Spirit and Flame: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry; Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay Lesbian Identity; and Publics, Politics, and Participation.

D.B. Maroon’s, Black Lives, American Love delivers relentless truth-telling and timely discussions that will provoke and inspire you. This book is a hard-hitting personal biography of America, Blackness, and racial politics. From an opening essay on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement to debates on the 1619 project and the rippling impact of resurgent white nationalism, the golden thread of each essay is a call to greater truth as the first step toward reconciliation.

Please contact Megan Moodie ( for an excerpt of the book.

There will also be a limited-space, in-person workshop the following day, January 18th, where DB Maroon will share her insights on writing and publishing beyond the academic world. This workshop is open to faculty and graduate students, sponsored by THI, the Abolition Medicine and Disability Justice MRPI, and Anthropology. Graduate students and faculty can register for free via Eventbrite.


January 17
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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