Labyrinth and the Princeton Public Library invite you to be part of the book launch for Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi’s Tell Me Who You Are. Come listen to the co-authors and Princeton natives tell their story; and bring your questions!
In their inspiring book, these two young women recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America. Spurred by the realization that they had nearly completed high school without hearing any substantive discussion about racism in school, they deferred college admission for a year to collect first-person accounts of how racism plays out in this country every day — and often in unexpected ways.
In Tell Me Who You Are, Guo and Vulchi reveal the lines that separate us based on race or other perceived differences and how telling our stories — and listening deeply to the stories of others — is the first and most crucial step we can take towards negating racial inequity in our culture. Their book, a toolkit with interviews with over 150 Americans, also offers a deep examination of the seeds of racism and strategies for effecting change.
After co-founding the non-profit CHOOSE as Princeton High School sophomores, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo published a racial literacy textbook used in over 40 states. Since then, the two have fund-raised to take a year off from school and traveled to all 50 states — via car, train, propeller plane, boat, and foot — in order to interview hundreds of strangers about race and intersectionality. Winona and Priya are currently first-years at Harvard and Princeton University. Watch their TED Talk at go.ted.com/winonaandpriya.