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Beloved Community: A PLS Reads Discussion

2019-04-18 18:30:00 2019-04-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Beloved Community: A PLS Reads Discussion Please join us as the Beloved Community Speaker Series combines with PLS Reads for a panel discussion connected to themes in the 2019 community read novels THE HATE U GIVE and SMALL GREAT THINGS. Norman Central

Thursday, April 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-18 18:30:00 2019-04-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Beloved Community: A PLS Reads Discussion Please join us as the Beloved Community Speaker Series combines with PLS Reads for a panel discussion connected to themes in the 2019 community read novels THE HATE U GIVE and SMALL GREAT THINGS. Norman Central

Please join us as the Beloved Community Speaker Series combines with PLS Reads for a panel discussion connected to themes in the 2019 community read novels THE HATE U GIVE and SMALL GREAT THINGS.

Please join us as we connect the Beloved Community panel discussions with the 2019 PLS Reads in a panel discussion about the important topics in the novels THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas and SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult. Free copies of the books are available at the Norman Central Library--inquire at the information desk to get your copy.

THE HATE YOU GIVE Short Summary: Starr Carter--middle child, basketball player--becomes the center of a massive trial after a police officer shoots her childhood best friend right in front of her. As tensions rise in her family, neighborhood, and school, everyone has a different take on what happened, and Starr must find her own voice to be heard above the crowd.

SMALL GREAT THINGS Short Summary: Ruth Jefferson is an experienced labor and delivery nurse who not only knows how to guide women through labor, but also understands post-delivery needs such as a shoulder to cry on and lipstick. But her career and life change forever when she hesitates before helping a baby in cardiac arrest. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Join the City of Norman, the City of Norman Human Rights Commission, the Xenia Institute, Norman Public Schools, OU Office of University Community, and Pioneer Library System for the Beloved Community Speaker Series. This series will consist of four panel events that will highlight important aspects of our community. 

Moderated by former Editor of the Norman Transcript Andy Reiger, the panelists for tonight's discussion will include Dr. Kirsten Edwards (OU Woment's & Gender Studies, Center for Social Justice at OU), Sharon Heatly (Norman Public Schools Director of Guidance and Counseling), and a representative of the Norman Police Department.

This Series was created with the goal of continuing important, albeit sensitive, conversations in our community that will broaden our understanding of cultures different than our own, provide a safe place to ask questions of other cultures, and will continue our efforts to become a truly inclusive community.

These events are free, and all are welcome to attend. PLS READS Sponsors are Norman Arts Council, the Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, Pioneer Library System Foundation and Pioneer Library System. 

TAGS: | Big Read |

Norman Central

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Phone: 405-701-2600
Fax: 405-701-2608
Branch Manager:
Caroline Dulworth

Hours
We're closed Sunday April 21
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

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Thu, Apr 18, 8:30am - 11:30am

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Tue, Apr 30, 8:30am - 11:30am

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Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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Wed, May 01, 9:00am - 11:30am

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