Thursday, October 18, 2007

Meaningful Books Series highlights Angela Batista

The Miller Information Commons’ “Meaningful Books” Series highlights

Angela Batista, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Wednesday, October 24th at Noon,
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room
(Refreshments will be served)

Welcome and get to know Angela Batista, the new director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Angela's list of meaningful books reflects her journey and many transitions from a simple childhood in the Dominican Republic to a complex immigrant experience in New York City and later in Vermont.

Although Angela did not own any books as a child, her love of reading was inspired by the stories she listened to on the radio and the oral tradition passed down from generation to generation by her family members.

The first book Angela owned by Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes, a gift by a beloved high school teacher. The story opened a whole new world of possibilities and dreams for Angela as a young woman trying to find her way out of a challenging and at times dangerous neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Join us on October 24th to find out more about Angela's journey and the books that have made a difference in her life.

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