Public invited to attend, participate in GCCC African American Read-In

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As part of the national Black History Month observance and in memory of former Garden City Community College student Kevin Wilson, the college’s Student Government Association and English Department are sponsoring the sixth annual African American Read-In on Monday, February 3. The come-and-go gathering will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Beth Tedrow Student Center portico.

“Throughout the day, volunteers from across campus and within the community will take turns reading aloud prose and poetry selections by African American writers,” said Eugenia Eberhart, GCCC English instructor and event coordinator. “Books will be provided, but we encourage those who plan to attend to bring African American selections of their own to read.”

In addition to joining the national observance, event organizers annually dedicate the local read-in to the memory of Kevin Wilson, a GCCC student from Valdosta, GA, who died unexpectedly from a seizure in his residence hall room on February 9, 2008.

No reservations or registrations are required and admission and refreshments are free.

For more information, please phone Eberhart at 276.0355.