[Spokane, Wash.] Bestselling author Nic Stone has dedicated her writing career to creating the stories that she needed as a child. She believes that sharing our stories is essential in the advocacy of racial and social justice.
At 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, Stone will discuss the topic “On Being Human: The Power of Storytelling,” which will touch on how marginalization is rooted in the subconscious dehumanizing of other people. She will unpack the key differences between equity, equality and liberation. She will demonstrate how the messaging in books we read shape the way we see the world and the people in it.
The presentation is in the Lair Auditorium on the Spokane Community College campus (1810 N. Greene St., Building 6). The event will include a presentation by author Nic Stone with a book-signing and Q&A to follow. The event is free, open to the public with no registration required.
Stone was born in a suburb of Atlanta. She worked and lived in Israel for several years before returning to the US to pursue writing full time. Having grown up being exposed to multiple cultures, religions and backgrounds, Stone endeavors to bring these varied perspectives and influences to her work. Her New York Times best-selling novel, “Dear Martin,” tells the story of a young black man who experiences the racism in the law enforcement community first-hand and, to cope with his experience, he begins to write letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This talk will help audiences tune in to the stories of others and unlock their own – finding within themselves the listeners and storytellers our world needs to effectively address social injustices.
The Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities is dedicated to integrating liberal arts and humanities with the technical programs offered at Spokane Community College (SCC). The Center is a way for the college to contribute to the cultural life in the Spokane Community.
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