Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:46

"Live to Read" closing program and reception, May 30th, 2012

The Humanities Council of Washington DC and Meridian International Center cordially invite you to attend the ‘Live to Read’ closing program and reception:

Through the Eyes of a Child: Seeking a Just World

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place NW
Washington DC 20009
6:00 - 8:00 pm

There will be a discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird


Dr. Uzodinma Iweala,
Nigerian-American author of Beasts of No Nation

Uzodinma Iweala is a writer and medical doctor. He was born in Washington, DC, and graduated from Harvard University in 2004 with a degree in English. His first book, Beasts of No Nation (HarperCollins, 2005), was published to wide acclaim when he was 23 years old and has been translated into eleven languages. Beasts of No Nation tells the story of a child soldier in West Africa. Iweala is currently working on a novel titled “Speak No Evil”—a series of interlinked narratives set in Washington, DC—that explores the themes of choice, freedom, and what we must compromise to live in a secure society.

Ms. Judith F. Terra, Chair, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Dr. Lorraine Henry, Professor, Howard University

Moderated by Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson, Meridian International Center,


Announcing the Lawyers for the Humanities Initiative, A. Scott Bolden, Managing Partner, Reed Smith, LLP and Marlene Hunt Moss, Humanities Council Board Member

Please note that there will be a 4pm Film Screening of To Kill a Mockingbird

Please RSVP to Ariana Austin at or 202-939-5886.

The Meridian LiveLocal/ThinkGlobal Network (LL/TG) engages the DC community in global citizenry through educational programs and activities that are international in scope and are free and open to the public.

‘Live to Read’ is the Humanities Council's city-wide reading initiative, conducted in partnership with the DC Public Library, DC Public Schools, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, First Book and other partners. All residents of the District are encouraged to read the American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, from May 12 – 30, 2012.