Education Notes


March 08, 2009

Attalah Shabazz to lead race discussion

County educational and community agencies are coming together to sponsor a public discussion on "Perspectives on Race and Education - Looking Back, Moving Forward" at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold.

The discussion will feature Ambassador Attalah Shabazz, daughter of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.

The panel of experts includes Kurt Schmoke, Larry Gibson, C. Fraser Smith and Alvin Thornton.

A short documentary film of the Wiley H. Bates High School Redevelopment Project, Bringing Back Bates: A Legacy to Remember, will be premiered.

The film will be a catalyst for more discussion on race and segregation and its role in educating county students.

Tickets are $30, available at the Arundel Community Development Services, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 210, Annapolis, or 410-222-7600.

Writers series

Writer wannabes can learn about the craft from two award-winning authors who will read from their works and discuss the creative process at Anne Arundel Community College's Wordscapes Writers Series 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Cade Center Room 219 on the Arnold campus. Both events include book signings and sales.

"Wordscapes with Michael Glaser," the 2004 Poet Laureate of Maryland, will be held Thursday. Glaser has served as teacher and administrator for more than 36 years at St. Mary's College of Maryland and was co-founder and director of the biannual literary festival and annual Voices reading series.

On April 2, "Wordscapes with Caleen Sinnette Jennings" features the award-winning professor of theater at American University and two-time Helen Hayes nominee for outstanding new play. She has published a number of plays.

The Wordscapes Writers Series is sponsored through the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition and open to students at League member colleges. Information: 410-777-2545.

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