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

Article by: CCAC Public Relations
Anita AllenPITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Auditorium. 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 event will be Anita L. Allen, JD, PhD, Vice Provost for Faculty and Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, who will present “My Body, Our Boundaries and the Future of Health Research: Learning from Henrietta Lacks.” She will share insights on themes in Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the focus of the free 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