This season ends with one of the cofounders of Malden Reads, who walks us through the process from selection to programming. Want to talk about Trevor Noah AND learn the logistics of a community-wide read program? This is the episode for you. Thanks for everyone who tuned in this season.
"It's been real."
We sat down with Professor Laura Vares from Emerson College. She studies anthropology and sociology, with a focus on gender. She teaches "Born a Crime" in her course "Culture and Power." Her son also read the young readers' version of Noah's book. Our conversation focuses on domestic violence, global power dynamics, and culture.
A special, "Zillenial" focused episode with two guests! Avion grew up in South Africa as a Black woman and moved to the United States in 2019. Michael Ziemba was born in the United States and spent two years in South Africa through the Peace Corps as a white non-binary person. Together, we discuss language, education, race, gender, and childhood.
The Malden Reads podcast continues for 2021 with Trevor Noah's book, "Born a Crime." Diana Jeong is a Malden-based activist for the AAPI community and a member of the Malden Reads committee. What role does language play in Noah's life and contemporary society? Listen to find out.