Multicultural Mix and Mingle Series
The Multicultural Mix & Mingle series events are networking opportunities for our diverse OHIO community. These events are designed to facilitate community at OHIO by providing space for networking and building interdepartmental relationships.
About the Event
Attendees will have access to information about the Make Respect Visible Campaign and University Affinity Organizations, can pick up a to-go box of snacks, and pick up a copy of Jacqueline Woodson’s book, Brown Girl Dreaming, for those who wish to participate in the virtual book club. Additional outdoor space will be provided in the Wolfe Garden (outside Alden 4th floor).
About the Virtual Book Club Selection
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.