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#OTGYpsi: Community Initiative Shares Stories For Children Of Color With Positivity & Possibility

Nov 18, 2020

Kallista Walker, creator of the Our Community Reads series.
Credit Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media
Inspired by the thought "A community that reads together grows together," Kallista Walker created "Our Community Reads."  She has recorded a number of community leaders reading stories with the goal of replacing all the negative and traumatic stories that Black and Brown children see growing up.  Lisa Barry talks with Kallista and Sarah Rigg of "On The Ground-Ypsi" about the community initiative. 


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: Grassroots video series enlists Ypsi-area leaders of color to read children's books

Our Community Reads YouTube Channel

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