Emily Bernard, author of the acclaimed book Black is the Body: Stories From my Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, will give a webinar on fostering interracial understanding and the importance of female storytelling on September 22 beginning at 7 p.m. Bernard will read an excerpt from Black is the Body, followed by a keynote speech and Q&A session. Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont. She is also the author of several other books, including Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten and Some of My Best Friends: Writings on Interracial Friendships. The free, public event requires registration in order to receive a link to the virtual presentation. The event is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College with the support of the Institute for Liberal Arts and the American Studies Program.