MCAC to Discuss ‘The Warmth of Other Suns’
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost 6 million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
Join the multicultural affairs committee on Tuesday, Aug. 25th at 7:30 p.m. Central time for the discussion and share your thoughts and ideas! The discussion will be held via the Zoom platform. For more information, contact chair Peggy Garrett via email, [email protected], or via phone, (832) 242-4941.
ACB of Texas to Hold Virtual Convention
ACB of Texas will hold its 42nd annual convention Aug. 28-29. Its theme is “ACBT: 2020 Vision for the Future.” The convention will be held virtually. Join us for a variety of informative, educational and entertaining sessions, including sessions on employment readiness, independent living aids, leadership training, technology updates and a variety of vendors in the exhibit hall displaying items to increase independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.
For more information, contact Peggy Garrett via email, [email protected], or by phone, (281) 438-9665.
Missouri Convention to Be Held in Springfield
The Missouri Council of the Blind will hold its 64th annual convention Oct. 9th through 11th at the Holiday Inn on the Plaza, 2431 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65803. Call (417) 831-3131 to make your reservation before Sept. 3rd to get the MCB rate of $99 plus tax per night.
The annual MCB convention brings together our membership to take care of business, hold elections, and much more. Vendors and exhibitors display the latest technological aids for the blind, members display and sell arts and crafts, along with several social gatherings and the awards banquet. For more information, contact Virginia Drapkin at (314) 832-7172, or via email, [email protected].
Michigan to Hold Virtual Convention
Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired will hold its virtual state convention Oct. 15 and 16. For more information, send email to [email protected].