Dear Castleton Students,
The Academic Support Center, the Castleton University NAACP, and the Council for Opportunity in Education are proud to invite students, staff, and faculty to join in reading together Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis.
Before Viola Davis was an Academy-Award winning actor, she was a first-generation college student. And before she made it to college, she was a young Black girl who experienced bullying and food insecurity.
By any standard, Ms. Davis’ story is remarkable. This spring, we invite Castleton students, faculty, and staff to join the Opportunity Matters Book Club. The club will meet on campus to discuss this fascinating book. In addition, we’ll join the national discussion on Zoom and connect with experts who will provide context on the memoir. Speakers include two of Ms. Davis’ sisters as well as clinical psychologist Dr. Ashley Doukas and Courtney Smith, Senior Vice-President of No Kid Hungry.
To sign up for more information about Opportunity Matters, please complete our interest form. And to learn more about the Academic Support Center, please call 802-468-1347, email CUAcademicSupport@castleton.edu , or stop by our office in Babcock Hall. We can’t wait to meet you!