Tutu Sisters

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Trauma, Faith, & Healing in the Community: Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters
Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 24, 2 p.m.
Two very special events featuring the distinguished daughters of South African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Reverend Mpho Tutu; race and gender activist Naomi Tutu; and researcher Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.
"Trauma, Faith and Healing in the Community: Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters" will examine the role faith, consensus-building, and reconciliation play in healing a community spirit that's been wounded by violence, natural disaster or catastrophe. The events will feature a moderated panel format, followed by an informal public question-and-answer period and public reception.
Two locations, two dates:
6 p.m., April 23, Shiloh Temple International Ministries in North Minneapolis
2 p.m., April 24, Coffman Memorial Union on the University's Minneapolis campus.
Both conversations are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Register online at z.umn.edu/tutuapril23 for the April 23 event; z.umn.edu/tutuapril24 for the April 24 event.

Report Cards Due

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African American Read-In Host Report Card

The host report cards are used to compute the number of readers each year. Individual report cards are then converted into an annual report card on the African American Read-in. Also, your name is added to the database, giving tangible evidence of your role in making literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

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Apr. 18, 6:00p. Black Men Reading Book Discussion
Book: Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation
Location: NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

Black Men Reading

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Join us for Black Men Reading
Wed. 6 - 8 p.m.
North Point Health and Wellness
1313 Penn Ave N

See Walter Mosley Live

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Apr. 21, Literary Luncheon in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority featuring Walter Mosley Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion. Ticket information to come.

Feb 9, 2012 at 7:00PM Rondo Community Outreach Library. Join Givens Black Books for a panel discussion on selected works of Walter Mosley. Local storyteller Nothando Zulu, Givens Collection Fellow Davu Seru, Ezra Hyland of African American Read-In and Givens Foundation Executive Director Arleta Little will serve as panelists. Visit the Givens Black Books page for map & directions and more information on the selected works by Mosley.

Walter Mosley Book Group

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Welcome Teachers, our book for the month will be Walter Mosley's "Devil in a Blue Dress."

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs....

The Twenty-Third National African American Read-In
Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE

In February 2012, you may hold an African American
Read-In event any day of the month
Wednesday, February 1-Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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 and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.
To learn more visit: http://www.ncte.org/action/aari/packetinfo