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Community Outreach and Partnerships @ Pitt-Bradford Hanley Library

Cooperatively advancing community, library, and campus goals

Fall 2022

In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Joyful Clemantine Wamariya provokes us to look beyond the label of "victim" and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms (Penguin Random House). 

This campus and community reader is brought to you by Pitt-Bradford First-Year Seminar, Creative and Professional Writing Program, Spectrum Series & Hanley Library.

The campus community can purchase the book at the Panther Shop, Online, or borrow from the library by logging into my.pitt.edu and using this link. The community can find a copy at the Bradford Area Public Library

The Girl Who Smiled Beads author visit on Oct. 26 at 7:30.

Zonta Club of Bradford: 

Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm 

First Presbyterian Church Library

 

Bradford Area Public Library, “Open Book Club”

Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 am

Bradford Area Public Library, Conference Room

 

Bradford Area Public Library, “BYO - Book Club”

Wednesday, September 28 at 6 PM 

The Bradford Area Public Library 

Facebook Live Event: https://www.facebook.com/bradfordareapubliclibrary 

Panel Discussion

An Enduring Pursuit: History, Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing

October 12, 202Poster event details as listed in the text above2  

7:00 PM

University Room, Commons - Public invited

We invite the campus and the community to a panel session on October 12 at 7 PM in the University Room.  Panelists will discuss topics associated with the first-year common and community reader, The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Joyful Clemantine Wamariya.

The panel will begin with a brief overview of Rwanda and transition into contextual knowledge of the Rwandan Civil War and massacre through Wamariya’s accounts in The Girl Who Smiled Beads. Several panelists will then describe the truth, reconciliation, and healing process from trauma and war while further examining the actions taken by truth and reconciliation commissions. The panelists will conclude with the repercussions of war and conflicts as it relates to the people forced to flee and the West’s reactions. As time permits, each section will end with a brief Q&A. This panel session is in preparation for Wamariya’s visit to the Pitt-Bradford campus on October 26. 

 

Panelists:

•    Fatima Saccoh, Pitt-Bradford Senior, a Pre-Med Biology major, and President of the African Student Association
•    Dr. Jonathan Chitiyo, Associate Professor of Education and the Director of Teacher Education & First Year Seminar Program
•    Shelley Alcorn, Director of the YWCA Victim Resource Center, works with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Shelley started at the YWCA as a Shelter Staff, became the Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate, and in 2019 was appointed Program Director.  
•    Dr. Adedoyin Ogunfeyimi, Assistant Professor of Composition
•    Dr. Stephen Robar, Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Environmental Studies Program, & International Affairs Program

Moderator: Jenelle Johnson
Sponsored By: The First Year Seminar Program and the Hanley Library 

 

 


 

Author's Visit

Author's Visit: The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Joyful Clemantine Wamariya

The Girl Who Smiled Beads October 26 Author Visit

October 26, 2022

7:30 PM

Bromeley Theater, Blaisdell Hall

Public invited

In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Joyful Clemantine Wamariya provokes us to look beyond the label of "victim" and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms (Penguin Random House). 

This campus and community reader is brought to you by Pitt-Bradford First-Year Seminar, Creative and Professional Writing Program, Spectrum Series & Hanley Library.