“Anika’s performance inspired me to be in touch with my own emotions and thoughts as a black woman. I am grateful for the honesty, grace, and power in each piece. It truly was a gift to experience.”–Elizabeth L.

30 Black Moments Virtual Workshop at Reading Public Library
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Anika will be offering a private workshop for the Reading Public Library staff next Friday, November 6, 2020. With support from co-facilitator, Deb Gilburg,  the workshop will use Anika’s book, Every Day in the USA: 30 Black Moments to help participants identify their racial blind spots, so they can interrupt the daily microaggressions that they and their co-workers may be perpetuating and witnessing in both their workplace and personal environments.

(This continues Anika’s ongoing outreach to librarians throughout Massachusetts and beyond to understand how Every Day in the USA: 30 Black Moments can be used as a tool to help dismantle white supremacy culture in our nation. If you are a librarian or know one who might be interested in learning more, please use the Contact Form to get in touch with Anika.)

Anika Keynotes for MA Library Association
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am


Anika Nailah is honored to be the MA Library Association Conference opening keynote on Monday, May 17th discussing what it’s like to be #africanamerican in this century in the USA with self-described #whiteallies who do not know what they do not know. [Welcome to the World of Oblivia!] Using our book, Every Day in the USA: 30 Black Moments, in the #LangstonHughes tradition, she’ll share how our illustrations and activities identify racial #microaggressions and can spark folx beyond conversations to action. C. Andrew Williams Illustration  Visit https://masslibraryconference.org/ for more information.

Anika Nailah