African American Read-In Sign Up
The African American Read-In is an annual event held all over the United States in the month of February. Members of the PSC community are invited to listen, or read works they have chosen by African American authors. This event is sponsored by the PSC Library and African & African American Studies and will be held Thursday, February 25th from 12:00 – 1:00pm.
Please fill out this form if you would like to read. Feel free to read one or two selections, taking no more than four minutes.
First and Last Name *
Prairie State College Email Address *
What would you like to read?*
Want to read, but need suggestions? Take a look at these lists for inspiration:
*Historically, many Black authors and artists have used the n-word, a word that is an inescapable part of our history and culture. This word has power, and that power can shift when heard in different contexts and uttered by different speakers. For the purposes of this read-in, we encourage you to avoid giving voice to that word. If it appears in the text you’ve chosen, please consider simply saying “N” or “n-word” in its place. That way, you can be true to the author’s writing without bringing unnecessary discomfort to the audience.
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