CCAC to launch One College, One Community Reads! literary initiative on Wednesday, March 8

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the kickoff of this literary initiative, which is designed to promote reading and open dialogue within the college and the wider community.

Speaking at the event will be N.D.B. Connolly, PhD, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, who will present “Building Bridges: Exploring Racial Justice Infrastructures for the 21st Century.” He will share insights on themes in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ critically acclaimed book Between the World and Me, the focus of the month-long series of One College, One Community Reads! events at CCAC. Book readings and discussions will take place on all CCAC campuses, as well as at area libraries, high schools and other locations, throughout the month.

The launch event will also include readings from the book by CCAC students, a musical performance by a former CCAC student and will be followed by a reception.

The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.

For more information, contact Barbara Evans, associate dean, Academic Affairs, at 412.469.6293 or at

Visit the One College, One Community Reads! webpage.

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