With Vision 2020, the University’s new strategic plan, the UP community seeks to enhance intercultural understandings, including attitudes, knowledge, and skills. To assist in this endeavor, the School of Education is hosting a reading group to probe culturally relevant practices and strategies.
This Side of Home, by Renée Watson (pictured), takes place in Portland, and explores the experiences of young African Americans in an evolving city. A free copy of this book will be distributed to anyone who responds to this invitation and who agrees to participate (on a first-come, first-serve basis) by November 30.
Participants will read the first section of the book, “Summer,” pages 3-75, and meet in the Terrace Room on Wednesday, January 18, between 12:15 and 1 p.m., for a brown bag lunch and to discuss the reading. Three additional discussions are scheduled on Wednesdays between 12:15 and 1 p.m. on February 8, March 8, and April 5. Seats are limited; please RSVP to Sally Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 30.