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Community Conversations Explore Race In America Through 'The Hate U Give'

'The Hate U Give' author Angie Thomas signs copies of her novel in her hometown of Jackson, Miss., in Oct. 2018.
'The Hate U Give' author Angie Thomas signs copies of her novel in her hometown of Jackson, Miss., in Oct. 2018.

As part of a program designed to spark meaningful dialogue about the tough issues surrounding race and racism, the YWCA Greater Cincinnati is partnering with local libraries, bookstores and universities to discuss the YA fictional book by author Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give.

Academics and community leaders will be leading a series of conversations that explore the complexities of race in America by examining the fictional story of a 16-year-old high achieving student who witnesses a friend shot by police during a traffic stop.

Cincinnati Edition speaks with program facilitators Alicia Townsend, chair of the YWCA Racial Justice Committee and US Bank vice president of Community Affairs; and Diane Jordan, vice chair of the YWCA Board of Directors and president of Thembi Speaks, LLC, about the series of conversations culminating in a movie screening on March 31.

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