Our Stories, Ourselves

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Our Stories, Ourselves (OSO) is our legacy series which include a panel discussion and related writing workshops led by BIPOC writers. Each cluster of OSO events are shaped around a specific theme and a set of BIPOC writers.


Upcoming Events


Past recorded events:

Somali author Ayaan Adan, Uruguayan author Tessa Bridal, genderqueer Afghani writer and professor of Global Studies Ahmad Qais Munhazim, and Hmong community leader Terri Thao in a discussion on what home and exile means to them. Moderated by Carolyn Holbrook.

Haitian authors Beaudelaine Pierre, Gabrielle Civil, Valerie Deus, Marie Cerat and Jaira Placide discuss themes in Pierre’s new book “You May Have the Suitcase Now,” a collection of essays that explores home, exile, and all that we carry with us in our physical and psychological “suitcases.” Moderated by Professor Zenzele Isoke.