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.
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Urban Poetry and Art
February 23, 2021 - February 24, 2021
The event is an activity that joins writing and art related to Black History Month, with two sub-themes. Several boards with craft paper are placed around the room (a large space). On each board is a topic or theme. For example, one board focuses on “African American history”; another focuses on “African American literature.” We also have a board called “Why Write!” and another titled “Pandemic.” Several art, communications, and composition classes are participating. The art classes are crafting silhouettes of historical African Americans. Composition/communication classes are contributing free-writes and original poetry, as well as favorite published quotes and poems by African American writers. All participants are encouraged to make connections and discover intersections between art, writing, African American history, and literature.
This is a two-day event and is open to everyone on campus, including friends and family.