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On Tuesday night, Palo Alto author Julie Lythcott-Haims spoke to more than 100 members of the Nueva community during a virtual Zoom salon. The event was moderated by Nueva Dean of Student Life Hillary Freeman.
Julie is the renowned author of Real American: A Memoir, a critically acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir that illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. She is a frequent speaker on topics of parenting, racism, and self-acceptance. Her TED Talks have garnered more than five million views.
“During the Nueva Zoom conference, Julie spoke about what it’s like to be Black and biracial in white spaces in the United States,” Hilary noted. “Her visceral and thought-provoking stories about racism allowed us to feel the ramifications of racism on black and brown people. Julie explained that the process of changing this harmful racist course of our national history that permeates every American’s experiences will not be easy, but it must be done for all of us to heal. She offered practical ideas that illustrated how we can fight racism in our everyday lives at Nueva and beyond.”