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Paris-Bourbon Library Has Author for MLK Day

The Paris-Bourbon County Library is excited to announce a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day author talk on January 21 at 10 am. National bestselling author Tanner Colby and Director of the UK Center for Equality and Social Justice Dr. Christia Spears Brown will host an interactive talk about the persistence of social segregation in churches, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

Mr. Colby’s book, Some of My Best Friends Are Black, looks at integration and the ways it has failed Americans of all races. The review publication Bookpage writes:

“While campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, Tanner Colby realized he didn’t really know any black people. Asking around, he found that his friends didn’t either. There were very few circumstances when blacks and whites, as he phrases it, hang out and play Scrabble together. He set out to learn why.

Four related stories come together here: a Birmingham school system’s gradual integration; a Kansas City neighborhood that fought housing discrimination; the separate and unequal strata occupied by blacks and whites in advertising; and the integration of a Louisiana Catholic parish whose parishioners were separated only by a parking lot.

Dr. Christia Spears Brown is a Professor of Psychology at UK whose research focuses on how our identities are shaped by our experiences of racial, ethnic, and other group membership, especially as children and adolescents. She has appeared as a speaker and writer in national media including NPR, the CBS Evening News, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

 

 

 

A Gift of Warmth A Gift of Warmth

Cane Ridge Elementary students will receive an extra gift of warmth this Christmas due to the extraordinary
efforts of Enova Premier Driving Innovation. They delivered boxes of new coats, gloves, and scarves for students who need a little extra help. This generous donation was a result of contributions from Enova Premier team members. This initiative is called Plant Pride. Headed by the plant manager, Raymond Bryant, team members contribute for various needs within the community. Enova Premier Driving Innovation is a minority based company that assembles tires for Toyota, Lexus and Volvo. Cane Ridge Elementary has been selected as a school based partnership in the community. This generous company plans on continues partnership with Cane Ridge. One of the major projects they are spear heading is an outside classroom for the students. Enova Premier is working all over the city of Paris community. One of the last projects of the year is “Shop With A Cop” in which a policeman is given $500 to go shop with an underprivileged child.

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