Tell Me Who You Are
Tonight’s presenters, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo, met in 10th grade at Princeton High School, after Eric Garner’s death prompted a conversation in history class—the first time either of them remember any teacher initiating a discussion about race. They then co-founded their non-profit CHOOSE, which aims to equip every American with racial and intersectional literacy.
Winona and Priya took a gap year before college and traveled alone to all 50 states to listen to over 500 strangers talk about race.Their most recent book, Tell Me Who You Are (Penguin Random House), features their takeaways and those stories, alongside systematic research, and was called “at once hopeful, raw, and brimming with curiosity, engagement and youthful energy” by The New York Times best-selling author, Roxane Gay; it was also named one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews. Along the way, Priya and Winona have also become the youngest TED Residents ever and were named two of Teen Vogue’s 21 under 21 Young People Changing the World. They’re currently juniors in college and have dedicated the rest of their lives to this work.
We are pleased and proud to have them sharing their latest news at our December Continuing Conversation on Race and White privilege, offered as always in partnership with the excellent Princeton Public Library. Please REGISTER in advance to receive the Zoom link to our meeting, which will take place at 7pm on Monday, December 7th. The free registration link is here.