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How I Got Over: Reinventing Language Around Race

Join us for a new project reinventing language around race through a series of conversations and performances hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order. We want people to get personal. We want provocative dialogue. We want to generate new language to execute real change. We want to talk about fear – and how it’s different if you are black or white. We want to hear people explore racism.

Recently in How I Got Over: Reinventing Language Around Race

A Conversation with Janet Mock

Monday, June 26, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with the writer, TV host and advocate about writing, activism and her new memoir, "Surpassing Certainty." 


All American Boys: A Performance and Conversation

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Watch a performance based on the award-winning book that examines how two teens handle the consequences of racial profiling. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talkback after the show.

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Lynn Nottage and Kate Whoriskey Talk 'Sweat' on Broadway

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll sits down for an unconventional conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and acclaimed director. 


How I Got Over: 'One Drop of Love' Performance and Conversation

Thursday, April 06, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni about her multimedia performance exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love


How I Got Over: Soledad O’Brien on Race, Politics and the Media

Monday, March 27, 2017

WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll talks with the award-winning journalist about how black and brown reporters can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House.


How I Got Over: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Conversation

Thursday, February 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin, the prescience of the writer's work and his indictment of American racism.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

A conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.


How I Got Over: Vision and Justice in Racialized America

Friday, December 09, 2016

Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems and art history professor Sarah Lewis talk about celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race. 

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How I Got Over: Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older

Monday, November 21, 2016

Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older examine representation in young-adult fiction. Hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.


How I Got Over: Actress Kristin Davis on Interracial Adoption

Friday, November 18, 2016

A conversation about the challenges of being a white parent raising a black child in the current racial climate, and the significance of getting language right when talking about race. 

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Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Watch Ping Chong’s interview-based production exploring the experiences of young Muslims living in post-9/11 New York City. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talk after the show.

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How I Got Over: Rebecca Carroll in Conversation with Ethan Hawke

Friday, September 30, 2016

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll launches a new series with a candid conversation on race, violence and white accountability with actor and writer Ethan Hawke.