Discuss how the Black Lives Matter-inspired novel The Hate U Give
-- an instant bestseller -- speaks to the heart of race, activism and social change in America today with Vashitta Johnson, Westerville Library Foundation
board member. Hosted by Otterbein University's Courtright Memorial Library
. All are welcome to attend.
Location: Otterbein Courtright Memorial Library
Address: 138 W Main Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Then meet the author, Angie Thomas, herself on September 13
.About Vashitta Johnson
Vashitta Johnson is from Warren, Ohio where she started her political and organizing experience in 2001 before she was even old enough to vote. She graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's in Business Administration and later obtained a MBA with a specialization in International Business. Vashitta's career has ranged from political activism to public policy and legislation. She has a short term goal of running for office and a long term goal of becoming a philanthropist dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustices. More importantly, Vashitta is a mother. She has a beautiful 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son. Family is important to her and comes first before anything else. Outside of family and her career, Vashitta enjoys reading, working out, and politics.