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8 February 2017

College of the Redwoods holds 3 Book of the Year events

College of the Redwoods’ Book of the Year Program will present three events to celebrate the book ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

 During the week of February 21 to 24, San Francisco-based artist Mary March will have an interactive art piece in the library focusing on themes from the Book of the Year ‘Between the World and Me.’   She will invite participation from the campus and community from Feb. 20 to 24.  In addition, she will give an artist talk on Feb. 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater, followed by a reception in the library foyer to meet the artist, as well as see and interact with her art installation.  The talk is free and open to the public. 

 On February 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater, the Book of the Year Committee, in coordination with the Black Student Union, will show the documentary ‘13th’.    In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison boom.  The screening of the film is free and open to the public.

 On February 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Liz Smith, local NAACP leader for Eureka, will speak on local and national racial issues relevant to ‘Between the World and Me.’ The event is free and open to the public.

 For more information about these events, visit the Book of the Year website at redwoods.edu or call 476-4370 for more information. 

 

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