May 13: 'Letters to Ms. Em'
Black American Studies presentation to feature author DeGannes
2:17 p.m., April 24, 2013--Author and entrepreneur Emlyn Q. DeGannes will present a talk titled “Letters to Ms. Em: Transforming a Life Through Literacy and Love” as part of the University of Delaware Department of Black Studies’ Brown Bag Lecture Series from 12:20-1:10 p.m., Monday, May 13, in 203 Munroe Hall.
DeGannes is the founder of MeJah Books in Claymont, Del., and the author of Letters to Ms. Em, which provide the reflections of a young man named Rainn who is serving a life sentence in prison.
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The writing demonstrates his commitment to redemption, rehabilitation, responsibility and reconciliation and the letters are filled with a message of hope. In Rainn’s words, “It feels good to be a part of something that’s living instead of something that lived just to die.”
The presentation will last about 30 minutes and will be followed by an open discussion. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy what promises to be a vibrant and stimulating exchange of ideas.
For more information on the series, call the department at 302-831-2897.
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