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African American Read-In Monday Marathon

9:00 am - 4:45 pm | Misciagna Center Titleman Study

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Sonia Sanchez: Poetry Reading

5:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103 Misciagna

Poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez is the author of over sixteen books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I’ve Been a Woman, A Sound Investment and Other Stories, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, Wounded in the House of a Friend(Beacon Press, 1995), Does Your House Have Lions? (Beacon Press, 1997), Like the Singing Coming off the Drums (Beacon Press, 1998), Shake Loose My Skin (Beacon Press, 1999), and most recently, Morning Haiku (Beacon Press, 2010). She is a contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies and has edited important anthologies of African American writing. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her poetry, including the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Black culture and literature, women’s equality, peace, and racial justice. Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she also held the Laura Carnell Chair in English. Sonia Sanchez is one of 20 African American women featured in “Freedom’s Sisters,” an interactive traveling exhibition that ran from 2008-2012, created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and Smithsonian Institution.

A booksigning will immediately follow the reading, where some of Sanchez’s books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona, The English Program’s Writers & Speakers Series, and the Letters, Arts & Sciences Program, with additional support from the Women’s Studies Program.

More information at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/aareadin/index.php

LionLead: Effective Leadership

8:00 - 9:00 pm | Slep Student Center Fireside Lounge

LionLead is a leadership development program run by the Office of Student Life. The goal of the program is to develop students’ individual leadership capabilities in consciousness of self, congruence, and commitment and increase practical leadership skills.

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