WeRISE. WeREAD.

Join the conversations with this community-wide book read: How the Word is Passed: a Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith.

Special events will include an African cooking class, a family-centered African dance class, a film screening, a Black history mobile museum and a Juneteenth event June 19 that includes a presentation of WeRISE’s local history project. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, founded by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, will visit the Westerville Public Library on June 24, 2022.

Borrow a copy of the book, audiobook or ebook today. Then register for a fireside chat with the author

How the Word Is Passed

"WeRISE is hoping that WeREAD will inspire our community to come together for serious conversations and actions to move forward towards racial equity,” says Vashitta Johnson, WeRISE Executive Director. 

To learn more, read this Columbus Dispatch article. Or visit @ werisewesterville.org/weread.

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