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Black History Month Read Aloud

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Outdoor Trautmann Square

The Center for Intercultural Advancement will host the College's annual Black History Month Read Aloud. This event has become an anchor for the Black History Month Committee because it gives members of our community an opportunity to share some of their favorite Black authors. For many at Wagner, this will be the first time that they learn of some of the people whose voices and stories are not included in the canon of good literature but whose work have shaped the soul of our country. The Black History Month Committee encourages all members of our beloved community to lend their voice to this very important event and read with us.

We highly encourage members of the community who are not able to read aloud on the day of the event to submit a 1 minute video recording of them reading aloud their favorite writing or literature by a Black author. Video recording can be submitted to Sebastian Rametta at sebastian.rametta@wagner.edu by February 26th at noon.

Click HERE to reserve your time slot for the Read Aloud.

Discussion on Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How can one find the words to describe the trauma and agony suffered at Auschwitz after one’s humanity has been taken away?

Francesco Bonavita will explore Levi’s life; how Italian Jews saw themselves vis-à-vis the rise of fascism; his experience at Auschwitz; and his commitment to keep alive the narrative of the Holocaust.

Born in Rome, Bonavita earned his doctorate in Comparative Literature on the Italian Renaissance. He taught at Kean University and NYU and writes about Italian cities on his blog, www.thewondersofitaly.com.

Event is made possible by Casa Belvedere. To register visit their website at casa-belvedere.org/.

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