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.
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.
- Paying with their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran, by John M. Kinder (2015). The author traces the complicated histories of war and disability in America.