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“A Morning with author Nic Stone,” Hagan Center presentation flyer. Presentation will be held at SCC LAIR Auditorium, November 1 at 11:30 a.m.Nic Stone: November 1st, 2022

Join us for a morning with New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out.

Stone was born in a suburb of Atlanta. She worked and lived in Israel for several years before returning to the US to pursue writing full time. Having grown up being exposed to multiple cultures, religions and backgrounds, Stone endeavors to bring these varied perspectives and influences to her work. Her New York Times best-selling novel, “Dear Martin”, tells the story of a young black man who experiences the racism in the law enforcement community first-hand and to cope with his experience he begins to write letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Stone will discuss the topic “On Being Human: The Power of Storytelling” which will touch on how marginalization is rooted in the subconscious dehumanizing of other people. She will unpack the key differences between equity, equality, and liberation. She will demonstrate how the messaging in books we read shape the way we see the world and the people in it.

This talk will help audiences tune in to the stories of others and unlock their own – finding within themselves the listeners and storytellers our world needs to effectively address social injustices.

The presentation takes place on November 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Lair Auditorium on the Spokane Community College campus (1810 N. Greene St., Building 6). The event will include a presentation by author Nic Stone with a book-signing and Q&A to follow. This is not a virtual event, but is open to the public, and free, with no registration required.

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