Celebrate Diversity with Ames in February

In conjunction with a traveling diversity exhibit, the Ames Library will be celebrating Black History Month in February by highlighting your favorite authors.

We’re looking for individuals who want to highlight authors that speak to issues of diversity, or who have helped you understand or cope with issues related to diversity, in an upcoming exhibit in The Ames Library. All you have to do is have your photo taken with a book of your choice and provide a brief quote as to why you’ve chosen that author. We’re hoping to have authors from all walks of life represented. We’re using read-poster-boycethe READ poster formatting (see here for examples), and will be superimposing your image on a decorative background, and printing out the image for display in the library.

As an example, I’m going to highlight Octavia Butler, a black, feminist, female sci-fi writer who won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. I’ve chosen to highlight Butler because the themes in her writings helped me challenge myself and resonated with some of my own frustrations in life.

Faculty & Staff: I’ll come to your office areas at a time that is convenient for you.

Students: I’ll have a space set up in Ames to take your photo.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact me at cboyce@iwu.edu or 309-556-1551 to set up an appointment.

Thanks for your interest!

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