October 15, 2012
Reading Time in East Cleveland
There are many ways to engage a community. This week Regionally Speaking takes a look at how one reading club is bringing the community together with tough discussions about race and the economy. What do attendees get out of the book club? Gladys Haddad, host of Regionally Speaking, talks to East Cleveland high school teacher Lori Urogdy Eiler and Antonio Gardner, a high school student and aspiring policital illustrator. Both talk about what the reading club sessions are like and describe their enthusiasm for the latest book under discussion "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander. For Lori, the type of engagement in these public reading club meetings was best summarized by Langston Hughes: "As I learn from you, you learn from me."
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Lori Urogdy Eiler, East Cleveland high school teacher
Gladys Haddad, host of Regionally Speaking
Antonio Gardner, high school student and aspiring political illustrator
Posted by: Elliot Schwartz October 15, 2012 02:30 PM | Category: