2021 Virtual African American Read-In
In celebration of Black History Month, be part of the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. The African American Read-In was formed in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (
). The program is designed to make literacy an integral part of Black History Month. Join the more than six million people who have participated in the program.
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM
How the event will work:
- Setting is an open virtual mic format through Zoom. Register early!
- Bring short excerpts from books, poems, essays, research studies, etc. authored by African American authors (living or deceased).
- Reading needs to be between 3 to 5 minutes.
- Works of fiction and nonfiction are encouraged for this all-ages event.
- Students, staff, faculty, and the public are encouraged to listen and participate in this free program.
- Use #AfricanAmericanReadIn, #BHM, and #BlackHistory in your social media.
Sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (@jcucsdi) at John Carroll University (@johncarrollu) and the Office of Diversity at Ursuline College (@ursulinecollege).
Please contact Salomon Rodezno at
for any inquiries.
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