Calendar Event

Big Read Wrap-Up Program

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Gateway Community and Technical College
516 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

This event is free and open to the public.

Gateway Community and Technical College will wrap up its Big Read program and celebrate Black History Month by inviting community members to join us on campus, reflect on the themes from the book, and engage in dialogue about such themes. The purpose of the event is to promote authentic conversation around justice in our community.

Speakers include:

Peter D’Angio, Trinity Episcopal Church
John C. K. Fisher, Kentucky Human Rights Commission
Dr. Fernando Figueroa, President of Gateway Community and Technical College
Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Gateway is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant. As part of its grant program, the college collaborated with Boone, Gallatin, Grant, Hamilton, Kenton, and Owen County public libraries and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to host community events centered on the themes of its book selection, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00pm