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High Desert (In Person): FOURTH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 7, 2022
5 PM TO 7 PM AT HESPERIA LIBRARY
FOURTH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
The event will be emceed by T. Faye Griffin, 3X NAACP Award winner, Producer, Best Selling Author, Visual Artist, and board member of Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County.
Members and guests may read a 3–5-minute poem, passage, or even a condensed bio. They may also sing a song by an African-American composer or read a short scene from a play or movie. In the past the HDCWC has had readings of writers such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison. The public can come early to sign up for a remaining spot.
This event will be held in memory of Sandy Armistead, 1921-2021 Sandy Armistead was an Apple Valley resident who passed away last year and experienced racism many times in his long life. HDCWC president, Dwight Norris wrote his moving story in The Story of Sandy Armistead: A Black Man’s Journey in a White Man’s World, published in 2018.