Volunteering in the Peace Corps topic of Nov. 1 Common Reading Lecture

The Common Reading Program hosts speaker Kyla Allen-Grant on her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer on Tues. Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Todd 130.  The public is welcome at this free event.

Allen-Grant, a WSU alumna and WSU’s Peace Corp representative, will speak on her personal experiences in the Peace Corps.  Through her volunteering experience in Togo, a country in West Africa, she has gained first-hand experience of the challenges girls face and the importance of educational access.  She will go into the specifics of her work in Togo.  In addition to talking about her projects in Togo, Allen-Grant will also share avenues for exploring Peace Corps service.

The Common Reading Program began in Pullman in 2007 to help students, their teachers, and the community better engage in academically centered critical thinking, communication, research, and learning around a body of shared information presented in a single, specially selected book.  This year’s book is “I Am Malala” which fits with the 2015-2017 theme of “social justice and leadership.”  

Nominations for the 2017-18 Common Reading book are open through November 1. Nominated books should fit with the program’s new two year theme of “Frontiers of Technology, Health, and Society.”  To nominate a book go to: https://commonreading.wsu.edu/nominations/


Susan Poch, Common Reading Program co-director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6037, poch@wsu.edu

Karen Weathermon, Common Reading Program co-director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5488, kweathermon@wsu.edu