The New York Times Event
Casey Gerald with DeRay Mckesson
Sat 10 Aug 19:15 - 20:15
Spark Theatre on George Street
Miracles Can Happen
Called ‘extraordinary’ and ‘electrifying’ by Marlon James and Colm Tóibín, Texan writer Casey Gerald’s powerful memoir traces fault lines in American racial and masculine identity. There Will Be No Miracles Here examines how Gerald grew up underprivileged, black and gay in Dallas but went on to study at Yale and Harvard, and work on Wall Street. It’s an American Dream story; so why does he spurn the classic rags-to-riches narrative? He shares his thoughts with educator and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, one of our 2019 Guest Selectors and a leading figure in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Part of our Power to the People series of events.