Children and parents are invited to the R.E.A.D. (Read, Engage, and Discover) summer enrichment program at the Two Mississippi Museums on Friday, May 28, at 11 a.m. This first edition will feature a book reading and discussion of Carole Boston Weatherford's "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer" by guest speaker Rukia Lumumba of the People’s Advocacy Institute. Children will engage in a hands-on activity following the reading. This event is free and will be held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.
Rukia Lumumba is the founder and executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute (PAI), a non-profit organization that addresses issues of violence, mass incarceration, and economic inequalities in underprivileged communities across the South. Named a “New Activist” by Essence Magazine and an “Emerging Leader” by the Congressional Black Caucus, Lumumba has served over eighteen years in working to create initiatives that foster equal justice and promote the economical, educational, and health rights for individuals, families, and communities. She received her BA from Tougaloo College and her JD from Howard University.