Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fayola Fair, '19

 Fayola Fair, '19, founder of the Reading for Black Lives project, will be discussing her work to center and uplift Blackness in all iterations. The mission of the Reading for Black Lives Project is to increase access to literary resources for Black communities across the diaspora. The project started as a series of book lists featuring Black authors and has expanded into the Black Books Fund, through which Fair buys books by Black authors, from Black bookstores, for Black people. Additionally, the project has also led her to organize the first annual Queens Free Book Fair for All, which provides books by BIPOC authors, free of charge to community members throughout Queens.

In conjunction with the event, ABC and Lafayette Libraries will be collaborating with Reading for Black Lives to collect books by BIPOC authors, children's books, and books in Spanish or other languages.  Book donation drop-offs will be available in Skillman and Kirby libraries.  For more information about book donations, please contact Ana Ramirez Luhrs.


Zoom link: https://lafayette.zoom.us/j/95041489391

Sponsored by: 
Association of Black Collegians and Lafayette Libraries