UHV to host Jazz & Friends Community Reading

EVENT NAME: Jazz & Friends Community Reading

WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 24 from 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: UHV University Commons, UHV Library Second Floor

CONTACTS: Freddie Cantu

SPECIAL EMPHASIS/THEME: Diversity & Inclusion Programs

EVENT SUMMARY: The UHV Student Life office and UHV Library invite you to join us for a story time event. This event is celebrated nationally each year to inspire caring community members to advocate for the rights of transgender and non-binary youth. UHV students will be reading four children’s books, including “I Am Jazz,” the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere. The other three books include “Calvin,” “From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea,” and “Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope.” The event is open to the Victoria community, so feel free to invite your friends. All parents who attend will be placed into a drawing to win a free copy of one of the books. Free snacks and drinks will be provided while supplies last.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.