ORANGE COUNTY INVITES PUBLIC TO TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY READ & DISCUSSION

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (March 2, 2016)—The Orange County Human Relations Commission (HRC) invites residents and reading clubs to participate in the annual Community Read discussion.

The event will take place on Monday, March 21, at the Chapel Hill Public Library from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the HRC wants to bring awareness of disability rights, accomplishments and continuing barriers.

The following books shed light on the topic, and the discussion in March is designed to be engaging and enriching.  The community is encouraged to read one or all three books– feel free to invite others to participate in the discussion.

The discussion forum will be moderated by  Kim Lan Grout of The Redefining Disabled Project.

Click the links below for details and videos about each selection:

  • Beauty is a Verb, a book of poetry by persons with disabilities.  Edited by Sheila

    Black, Jennifer Bartlett and Michael Northen (Eds., 2011).

  •  Far From the Tree, by Andrew Solomon (2013).  This book covers a broad scope of daily life realities of families dealing with a variety of challenges.

Community Read Poster

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