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Book cover art for "Raceless" by Georgia Lawton
Harper Collins

From The Guardian’s Georgina Lawton comes "Raceless," a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she looked black.

In the aftermath of her father’s death and propelled to action by her grief, Georgina decided to unravel the truth about her parentage and the racial identity her family had long denied her. She left England and the strained dynamics of her home life to live in black communities around the world. It was in these countries that Georgina was able to explore her identity and learn what it meant to navigate the world as a black woman.

Facebook: Silverthorne Theater Company

A symposium this weekend at Greenfield Community College will explore stereotyping and underrepresented cultures in American theater.

Lucinda Kidder of the Silverthorne Theater Company believes American theater has been slow in recognizing plays produced by minority communities. To further that discussion, the company is hosting a symposium titled “I’m Not Who You Think I Am.”