We are pleased to present our first Speaker Series. Each talk will be held at the Sharon High School Auditorium at 7:00pm, and is completely free and open to the public. For our first year, we are aligning with the Sharon Public School’s District Plan and focusing on topics related to Cultural Competency. We are pleased to bring nationally recognized figures to Sharon to engage in thoughtful and honest talks with our community. In preparation for our series we encourage you to check out these books that our students, our staff, and our teachers are reading this year. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (all SHS students and staff), Being The Change by Sara K. Ahmed (elementary faculty), So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (SMS and SHS faculty), White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (SMS and SHS faculty). Please see Adult Ed Fall 2019 brochure for listing of events and speakers.
Ken Nwadike Jr.- The Free Hugs Project. Thursday, March 26th at Sharon High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Ken Nwadike Jr is an American documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the “Free Hugs Guy.” Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project. His “Free Hugs” videos have reached hundreds of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.
Dr. Beverly Tatum- Wednesday, June 10th at Sharon High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of racism. Focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Dr. Tatum will be doing a moderated discussion.