African American Read-In
The National African American Read-In (AARI) was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month through nationwide events hosted by schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens. Every year since 2010, Berry College students, faculty
and staff from all disciplines, majors, and departments have come together to read aloud from their favorite works by African American writers. Dr. Christina Bucher will provide a brief introduction to the long history of African American literature, providing context for this highly participatory program. Residence Life Area Coordinator Kendra Murphy will MC. The AARI is unusual in that in addition to
students learning from faculty and staff with expertise in African American literature, the students also introduce faculty and staff to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that they may not be familiar with.
Wednesday, February 19 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm