ONLINE! Reading With Purpose Book Group: There There

Code: SL32203

Dates: March 3, 2021

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $35.00

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"Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize." "Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American--grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism." -- Goodreads The discussion will be participant driven and facilitated by a member of the Lenape Nation, PA.
Fee: $35.00

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Shelley DePaul

Shelley DePaul serves on the Council of the Lenape Nation of Pa. She teaches Lenape Language classes and workshops and has presented lectures and educational programs on the subject of Lenape History and Culture to schools and universities, environmental organizations, churches, historical societies and youth groups. She has worked for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania since 2004 as Genealogy Researcher, Historical Researcher, Lenape Language Specialist, and Educator, and in June of 2009 she was appointed Assistant Chief. She has developed the Lenape Language Curriculum for use in schools, universities and home school associations. DePaul has transcribed a variety of works into the Lenape Language and composes original music and poetry in the language as well. She is co-curator of the current exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, "Fulfilling a Prophesy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania". She is also curator of the Lenape exhibit at the Sigal Museum in Easton. Both exhibits relate the long-hidden story of the survival of the Lenape in their homelands and feature never before displayed objects from the private collections of Lenape people in Pennsylvania. DePaul is a Pennsylvania State Certified teacher and has taught English, History and Music in public schools and universities throughout Eastern PA. She also teaches private music lessons in piano, guitar and Native American flute. Shelley is currently teaching courses in the Lenape Language at Swarthmore College.

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