“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.

CT Library Association Conference 2019 @ Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa
Apr 29 @ 2:10 pm – 4:35 pm


How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race (Double Session)

Get tongue-tied in conversations about race? Want to learn more about your blind spots? Curious about what the view is like from “the other side of the fence”? Anika Nailah will use activities from her Langston Hughes-inspired book, Every Day in the USA: 30 Black Moments to sharpen your acumen for cross-racial interactions. The insights this workshop offers are needed in our nation now more than ever. [NOTE: This is a private workshop for CLA members only.]


Langston Hughes House Teen Workshop @ Langston Hughes House
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Anika is thrilled to announce that the I, Too Arts Collective will be hosting her interactive teen workshop at the Langston Hughes House in Harlem. for her book, Every Day in the USA: 30 Black Moments. The 30 Black Moments Experience is a healing, uplifting gathering that invites readers to engage with the illustrations in pairs and small groups. They learn the book’s connection to Langston Hughes’ Black Misery legacy, then choose a scenario from 30 Black Moments that speaks to them to create a remix of the illustration, resulting in new captions/dialogue, characters, poetry, illustration, etc., that expresses their own personal stories of resilience and triumph.

As a special treat, illustrator, C. Andrew Williams, will be making a virtual appearance from Oakland, CA during the Q & A.

All teens will receive a copy of the book beforehand, so they can come ready to interact and discuss. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to events@itooarts.com to register your students. [Anika will be available to sign books directly after the workshop. This event is FREE and open to the public.]