Join us for the next community conversation, Black Fatherhood, as part of the NEA BIG READ: GREENSBORO’s “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones on February 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual event will be moderated by University Libraries’ Diversity Coordinator and Associate Professor Gerald Holmes, and will include the following panelists:
- Demetrius Noble, Poet, Activist, Father, and Lecturer, UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Program
- Dr. Tyreasa Washington, Associate Professor, UNC Greensboro’s Department of Social Work
- J. Reginald Douge, Jr., Entrepreneur and Co-Owner, Black Greek Life, LLC.
Tayari Jones’ “Silver Sparrow” points to the challenges of fatherhood, including the decisions fathers make and how those decisions have a lasting emotional impact on their partners and children. Inspired by the novel, panelists will discuss the role of Black fathers in supporting their children in 2021.
Sponsored by: Greensboro Public Library, UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, UNC Greensboro’s Humanities Network and Consortium, Greensboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Greensboro Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., and UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries
About NEA Big Read
The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The program broadens our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book and aims to inspire conversation and discovery. The community read will include free panel discussions, speakers and family-oriented activities taking place between September 2020 – May 2021.
About “Silver Sparrow”
Named a “Most Anticipated Book for 2020” by The Guardian and other news outlets, Silver Sparrow is a novel told from the perspectives of two maturing daughters of a man who has two families — one public, one private.