Location: Greensboro, NC
Collaborator: International Civil Rights Museum, the Greensboro Historical Museum
Read-Ins encourage reading in public spaces to activate possibilities for shared wisdom. The first Read-In was organized on August 8, 2012 in partnership with the International Civil Rights Museum and Elsewhere to accompany the Greensboro Historical Museum’s Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings, a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Read-In commemorated the authors of burned books, raise questions of oppression, and celebrated freedom of expression through a day-long public reading that traveled across downtown Greensboro.