CCAC to launch One College, One Community Reads! literary initiative on Wednesday, March 6

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Elaine Carey2.jpgPITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Theatre. The public is invited to attend the kickoff of this literary initiative, which is designed to promote reading and open dialogue within the college and the wider community.

Speaking at the free event will be Elaine Carey, PhD, professor of History and dean of the College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest, who will present "The Time for Butterflies: From the Mirabal Sisters to #MeToo."   She will share insights on themes in Julia Alvarez' book "In the Time of the Butterflies,"   the focus of the month-long series of One College, One Community Reads! events at CCAC. Book readings and discussions will take place on all CCAC campuses, as well as at area libraries, high schools and other locations, throughout the month.

The launch event will also include a dance performance and dramatic presentation by CCAC South Campus Humanities students and will be followed by a reception.

The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Evans, associate dean, Academic Affairs, at 412.469.6293 or at


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