Meet popular author Gail Lukasik, who is the author of the best selling book "White Like Her: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing."The Washington Post named White Like Her one of the most inspiring stories of 2017. The book is the story of her mother’s “passing” for white, her struggle with the shame of mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.
Gail will talk about "White Like Her" as well as her appearances on PBS's Genealogy Roadshow and the Megyn Kelly Today Show. She will share her personal and genealogical journey to uncover her mother's racial heritage and how tracing her family back to eighteenth-century Louisiana led her to a deeper understanding of race and racial identity and the discovery of a lost family.
The book captured national attention and led to Gail’s appearance on NBC’s Megyn KellyToday Show (February 2018). She’s also appeared on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, WGN-TV Morning News Show.
FGW Productions in partnership with ICM (International Creative Management) has optioned the film and TV rights for White Like Her. The book is in development as a TV dramatic series.
There will be a Q&A session and signed books will be available for purchase.
Appetizers along with wine and beer will be served.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
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