[WURD] Up is a FREE community literacy series developed to support youth and their families from Laval Senior Academy (LSA) and Laval Junior Academy (LJA) as well as the greater English-speaking community of Laval. Evenings are designed to explore and promote literacy skills.
Theme: Cultural Literacy – Black History Month
Join us for an inspiring evening with writer, performer and Laval Senior Academy alumna Deanna Smith as we celebrate the launch of the Ile Ife Africana Studies Collection (IIASC).
This project has been established by Deanna Smith in coordination with LSA’s Community Learning Centre with the purpose of providing young people with expanded resources related to the history and cultures of the African Diaspora.
Focus: Launch of the Ile-Ifé Africana Studies Collection (IIASC) coordinated in conjunction with Black History Month
Date: Thursday, February 20th
Time: 18h30 – 20h30 (presentation at 19h)
Place: Library – Laval Senior Academy at 3200 Souvenir O., Laval H7V1W9
Special Guest Speaker: Deanna Smith
In partnership with writer, performer and Laval Senior Academy alumna Deanna Smith, this collection has been created with the purpose of providing young people with broad resources linked to the history and cultures of the African diaspora.
Activities: for families with young children (8 years and under):
- Join The Learning Exchange (TLE) for cultural stories and art activities
- Free books
- Writing kits for all children
Food: A selection of cultural appetizers dishes
Door Prizes: Select books from the 2019-2020 collection
- Bibliothèque Multiculturelle de Laval
- The Learning Exchange
THE LEARNING EXCHANGE activities are funded by regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative as part of the Wonderful World of Stories project