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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate African American Literature at Houston Elementary School

Thursday, February 14, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, February 15, at 11:15 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser along with Acting DCPS Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee, and other community leaders will celebrate Black History Month at Houston Elementary School’s African American Read-In. This event will commemorate the significance of literacy through read-alongs and spoken word performances.

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.

WHEN:

Friday, February 15, at 11:15 am

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Acting Chancellor, DC Public Schools
Jason Wallace, Executive Director, Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys
Rembert Seaward, Principal, Houston Elementary School

WHERE:

Houston Elementary School
1100 50th Place, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Deanwood Metro Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).