African American Read-In

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Join us Wednesday, February 6 for the African American Read-In.

On Wednesday, February 6 the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs will be participating in the Twenty-Fourth National African American Read-In.  The African American Read-In is an event where organizations are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities.  The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association with over a million readers of all backgrounds from the United States, the District of Columbia, the West Indies, African countries, and more have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.

Webster University will be participating in the Read-In by holding its second annual event from 12-4pm on Wednesday, February 6 in the Alumni House.  A small group of Webster “celebrities” will select a book by an African American author and read a small selection to students on this day.  Our day will begin with Dr. Stroble at 12pm and we will host a Webster celebrity each additional half hour.  In between readings, students will have time to read other books, mingle, play games, and eat until the next reading begins.

Join us this year for more readings, more games, more prizes, and more food!

2013 Read-In Schedule:

12:00pm     Dr. Beth Stroble, Webster University President

12:30pm     Trezette Dixon, Career Services

1:00pm       Michael Grosch, SGA President

1:30pm       Sheila Hwang, English Professor

2:00pm      Kayla Thompson, AAAC President

2:30pm      John Ginsburg, University Center

3:00pm     Gladys Smith, Counseling and Life Development

3:30pm     Dr. Joseph Sencibaugh, Education Professor


For more information on the National Read-In, click here.


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