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People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos and Princeton University's Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) invite community members to take part in this four-part series. Registration required.
The library has partnered with People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos and Princeton University's Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) to offer this special edition four-part "Crossing Borders" series.
Community members will gather in person with Princeton University students for a total of four 90-minute reading and discussion sessions at the library. Sessions will take place in the Community Room on Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22, and March 1, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Each session will involve an oral reading of a literary short story and a structured group discussion.
Readings and discussions will be led by a coordinator trained in the People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos’ method, which invites participants to draw upon their own experiences to analyze the poetics, tensions, shadows, and themes found within the text. Through a democratic dialogue based on the strength of individual voices, participants recognize their capacity for creative thinking and literary analysis, while strengthening their reading comprehension and discovering the value in different opinions.
The "Crossing Borders" model is designed to promote deeper understanding across divergent communities, using literature to spark dialogues that cross racial, cultural, and socioeconomic divides. What makes this particular series unique is that participating students are currently enrolled in Princeton University's course "Before and After the Wall: US-Mexico Border Fictions", a course exploring the concept of the border from a humanistic and historical perspective.
-- Drop-ins are welcome.
-- Adults of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
-- No preparation is required.
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00PM to 6:00PM|