Sunday: Lift Every Voice Legacy to launch community reading program


Edmonds-based The Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) will launch its first One Book – One Community event at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., on June 9 from 2-4 p.m. featuring Edmonds author Dr. Gloria Burgess reading from her recently published children’s book, Pass It On!

The reading will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Light refreshments, snacks, an art project for kids and information community on community resources will also be available.  The event is free to the public and welcomes all ages to attend.

“One Book – One Community is a nationally established reading and discussion program designed to bring together diverse groups of people in a public place. It also creates avenues to build bridges, value differences and promote a caring community of caring citizens who desire to live in an environment free of hatred, injustice and poverty,” said Edmonds resident Donnie Griffin, founding leader of LEVL.

“In her beautifully-illustrated book Pass it On, Dr. Burgess uses the story of her father to deliver compelling messages that can reach all generations who are influenced by acts of generosity, kindness and sacrifice — key ingredients that inspires a Beloved Community,” Griffin added.

Future events are being planned for Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Edmonds in the coming months.


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