Third annual African American Read-In
Thetimesweekly.com | 2/16/2017, 6 a.m.
Joliet Township High School District 204 and the National Hook-Up of Black Women will host the third annual African American Read-in from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 23 in the Joliet Central High School Student Center, 201 East Jefferson St.
This event is free and members of the public are invited to participate by reading short passages of work by African American authors. Participants may bring passages they would like to read or they may choose from selections available at the event.
Joliet students An'Tonai Boykin (Central), Jaylin Holland (West) and Charli Kay (West) will emcee the event, which, will also feature two guest speakers: Goalden Chyld and Karen Camille McElrath.
Goalen Chyld is a Chicago based rapper whose self description of his work explores logical solutions to the challenges facing society during this time of great confusion and intense conflict. His latest release "Stand For...Justice or Else!" represents "the uncompromising realities of the 'Joshua Generation' while effectively channeling the spiritual desires of the ancestors."
Karen McElrath is an award-winning Toastmaster who has presented to numerous organizations, schools, clubs, and businesses and was the owner of Miss Camille's Variety Club. She is a graduate of Joliet East High, Joliet Junior College and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Soul Food carryout meals from Gwen Ulmer Catering and desserts from Cheesecakes by James will be available to participants for purchase.