This event was held on February 19, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
In conjunction with Black History Month, this program will delve into the issues regarding complexion, hair texture and racial identity. Authors/journalists Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, both showcased in the new book "Other Peopleâ€™s Skin," will be joined by psychologist Dr. Gail Parker and activist Lila Cabbil. The group will offer tips on how to break free of same-race prejudices. "Other People's Skin" is a collection of four novellas focused on the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. The event will include a book signing and books will be for sale at the presentation.