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BE Home with Renee Watson

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 214 Redwood Auditorium
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Portland, Oregon was home for author Renée Watson. Watson grew up during one of the fastest gentrification periods in the city's history. It was here that she became an award-winning author and a professor at PSU. One of Renée’s passions is using the arts to help youth cope with trauma and discuss social issues. Her two latest young adult novels are: Piecing Me Together and This Side of Home, which was nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Her books explore a myriad of topics including: inequality, poverty, racism, gentrification, personal development and finding our way home. Join us for BE Home

About the BE Seriese: Who could you BE?

College is more than lectures. More than tests. More than going through the motions.

It’s about finding out possibilities of who we could be and who we already are. The BE Series brings together thinkers, makers, disrupters in every field to share their ideas on issues that really matter. Innovation. Social justice. Mental health.

Each talk is aimed to spark inspiration for us to go out into the world and choose who to become. Maybe come up with a plan. Discover an insight. Find out what you are capable of. We choose speakers who are challenging the status quo and inspiring us to be more.