NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN ATMONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
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Monmouth University and the West Side
Christian Academy (WSCA) will present the 2012 National African American
Read-in on Monday, February 6, from 8:45 a.m.
to 1:45 p.m. The event is
free and open to the public and will be held in Monmouth University’s Student
Center, Anacon Hall.
Students, teachers, parents, elected
officials, and friends will join the National African American Read-In and read
literature written by African-American authors. The event focuses
attention on literacy during Black History Month.
For twelve years, WSCA has
participated in the National African American Read-In. This year over 200
people are expected to participate.
For more information, visit http://www.ncte.org/action/aari
Readings will be held from 8:45 a.m.
to 1:45 p.m.
Students from West Side Christian
Academy, Asbury Park Middle School, and Red Bank Regional High School will read
during the event. In addition, the following elected officials and
community leaders will participate:
a.m. Introduction and Welcome, Monmouth
University Dean Mercy Azeke
a.m. Senator Joseph Kyrillos
a.m. Reverend Porter Brown
a.m. Reverend Sheila Brown
a.m. Mayor Pasquale (Pat) Menna (Red Bank)
a.m. Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini
Mayor Kevin McMillan (Neptune)
Jeffrey Jackson (Coordinator)
Pastor Mike Chance
Stanley Fils-Aime, District Representative for Rep. Pallone
p.m. Mayor Gerald J. Tarantolo
p.m. Assemblyman David Rible
p.m. Assistant Dean for Career
Services William Hill
p.m. Mayor Ed Johnson (Asbury Park)
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