Taste of Soul Sunday: Learn
Taste of Soul 2013: I Am Bigger Than the Bully at My School
Buster Mathis, Jr. | 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm Quiet Study Room | Lower Level
Buster Mathis, Jr. hosts this moderated discussion on school bullying, its effects on children and how children, parents and the community can work together to end bullying. The former boxing heavyweight shares his own experiences with bullying and provides copies of his book I Am Bigger Than the Bully at My School to the first twenty participants.
Taste of Soul 2013: Developing a Family Plan
Tarence E. Lauchie | 2:15 pm & 3:45 pm Adult Computer Training Center | Lower Level
Life coach, speaker and CEO of T. Lauchie & Associates, Tarence Lauchie will explore how families can pursue success by creating a strategic plan for their lives. Using his business acumen and leadership skills, he will explore concrete strategies that families can develop towards their success as a unit.
Taste of Soul 2013: Just a Country Girl
Rose Hammond | 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2
Rose Hammond, author of Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan and her latest book Just a Poor Country Girl, discusses growing up poor and black in rural Michigan. She will also discuss her experience with memoir writing and book publishing.
Taste of Soul 2013: Exploring African American Literature
Dr. Sherry Johnson | 2:15 pm & 3:45 pm Vander Veen Center for the Book | Level 4
Grand Valley State University professor Dr. Sherry Johnson discusses African American literature and its impact on American literature and culture. Dr. Johnson will discuss the expression of the black experience in America through literature.