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  • Know Your Rights Week at Pickerington Public Library

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    January 23, 2018
    Know Your Rights Week at Pickerington Public Library
    Know Your Rights Week, March 11 through 17, is a week-long series of programs dedicated to educating the public and enriching their knowledge of civil rights, diversity, and how society is strengthened when we all respect each other. We will be featuring a fantastic group of local organizations speaking on a variety of topics, including:
    • GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) will be discussing LGBTQIA rights on Sunday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Simakovsky Immigration Law will be visiting on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the rights of immigrants and to answer questions.
    • Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities will be talking about the rights of the disabled on Tuesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Former Representative Ted Celeste from the National Institute for Civil Discourse will share ideas for having a voice in your community directly following FCDD on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Amanda Fensch from Penguin Random House will be hosting Civil Rights Book Buzz on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.
    • New York Times Bestselling Author Nic Stone (Dear Martin) will be doing a Skype session discussion of her pivotal debut novel and how important diverse novels are for today’s teens on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Finally, Ohio History Connection will discuss women’s suffrage and the role of women in Ohio on Saturday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m.

    Event organizer, Erikka Sawdey, states: “Know Your Rights Week is so important. Diversity is a strength of the Pickerington community and embracing our differences can only bring us closer together. The library has always been a center of education, so we hope these programs will bring new information and insight to the community.” Library Director Tony Howard adds: “As an organization open to all, we hope these programs will foster tolerance and understanding in our community.” Please visit pickeringtonlibrary.org for more information regarding these programs and for registration.
    Colleen Bauman, Community Relations Coordinator
    (614) 837-4104 x 221