Ending Racism Committee (ERC) of USG invites USG members and friends to join in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) African American Read-In:
This virtual week-long event starts Sunday, February 4 at 1:30 pm (after USG’s ERC monthly meeting) and lasts until Sunday February 11 at midnight (anywhere).
Select a work of fiction (e.g. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson) or nonfiction (e.g. a Lori Tharps or Marietta Tanner) or a play (e.g. A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller) or poems*. Read anytime between the first and second Sunday, then send a note with the title(s) and writer to Barb McD. Dowdall, ERC Co-chair email@example.com. She will fill out and send in our report card listing the number of readers along with titles and authors read. Additional information and lists are available at:
African American Read-In Toolkit
Bookstores near USG: Big Blue Marble on Carpenter Lane Uncle Bobbie’s Books and Café on Germantown Avenue
*Some poets whose works are available at Poemhunter.com or poetryfoundation.org: Richard Wright, Lucille Clifton, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rita Dove, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Robert Hayden, Ishmael Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks.
During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In.