2nd Annual Sam Houston High School African American Read-In
You're invited to attend and/or participate in the African American Read-In Event as part of the larger SHHS Black History Month program.
WHO: All Sam Houston students, faculty, and staff.
WHAT: Sam Houston's Second Annual African American Read-In Event
WHERE: SHHS Cafeteria
DATE/TIME: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from 5:15-6:00PM (NOTE: This event is come-and-go. It is encouraged, but not required, that participants or attendants stay for the duration).
READING EXCERPTS PROVIDED (or, you may bring your own selections. See below for guidelines).
INFORMATION: As part of our Black History Month festivities, the library is co-hosting our second African American Read-In (AARI) event. In a nutshell, this event is simply people reading short works or excerpts of longer works by notable African American writers, philosophers, and leaders. Works can include short stories, poems, and excerpts from speeches/essays. Last year, one of our African American students performed his own spoken word piece, which brought down the house!
This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about this rich cultural heritage, as well as to participate in an event that occurs in many locations over the United States as part of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)'s official AARI calendar. Our school will be listed on the national website as an event location, as it was last year.
TEACHERS: We are asking any teachers who would like to help to encourage their students to participate in this event by offering extra credit for participation. Please note that the student does NOT need to attend the rest of the BHM festivities in order to participate in this portion of the event.
READINGS ARE PROVIDED. You may, of course, have students select their own readings, which must follow these guidelines:
1) Reading must be from a work by a notable African American.
2) The excerpt used must be "family friendly" (please avoid pieces containing strong language).
Last year, we had an excellent turnout and great audience participation. We hope to duplicate and expand on that success this year.
THANK YOU FOR PROMOTING LITERACY AND DIVERSITY AT SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL!