Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM (Public Lecture & Reception)
Location: LSC Conference Room, Lombardo Student Center/RecPlex
What is “literacy,” why do we need it, and how do we truly obtain it? Exploring the history of English literacy, and expanding on the simplified definition (“The ability to read and write.”) Nic explains how true literacy is about effective communication, and has the power to change an individual’s life, while also creating a more equitable society.
Nic Stone is the bestselling author of young adult novels that explore race, sexuality, and romance with powerful honesty and captivating storytelling. Her debut novel, the New York Times-bestselling Dear Martin, is inspired by a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers. Her second book, Odd One Out, is an honest and touching depiction of first love that explores gender and teenage friendship with tenderness and compassion.
This program is sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the event.