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African American Read-In 2020

"It is IMPORTANT for ALL OF US TO SEE OURSELVES in books"

Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world.  These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work (source).

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by taking part in our African American Read-In event on February 26, 2020, from 5:00-7:00 pm, in the Education Building, Room 162.

UNCW students, faculty and staff along with special guest readers will be reading passages from African American authors who have inspired or impacted their lives.  Each reader will have 5 minutes to briefly tell the audience about their selected book, how the book has inspired them, and lastly read their passage.  UNCW faculty member and spoken word artist Dr. Wilson Okello will be the opening keynote speaker, and refreshments will be served.   

Want to be a reader at this event? It’s not too late! Sign-up at https://lib.uncw.edu/aa-read-in-2020

If you are interested in learning more about African American Read-Ins visit https://ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/

This event is co-sponsored by Randall Library, Watson College of Education, and Department of English.  

In conjunction with the African American Read-In and Black History Month, stop in and peruse the Black History book display located in Randall Library, on the first floor.

Event/Exhibit Information
Date: 
February 26, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm