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Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Virtual Reading Event on Diversity with ProMedica Doctors, July 18

TOLEDO: On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio will host Reading Across Cultures: A Virtual Reading Event via Zoom from 11am-3:30pm.


Great for children ages 5-10 years old, the stories surrounding diversity and race will be read by ProMedica doctors. This free event is not only an opportunity to keep kids engaged in learning, but also an opportunity for parents to start an open conversation about the importance of diversity. 

Dr. Marvin Whitfield, new CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, will host the event. BBBS is honored to have Dr. Whitfield on the board as a strong position to lead and influence awareness, knowledge and skills in the area of cultural competency. He comes with an experienced background in criminal justice and business and is also the founder of Blue Force MTT.

Dr. Whitfield stated, “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio stands behind our community and will support any positive efforts to bring about reform. As a community of one, I know there is nothing we cannot accomplish. With unity comes strength, with strength, comes power!”

The schedule for the virtual event follows:

July 18, 2020


11:00 am: Dr. S. Tourner

“It’s Ok To Be Different”

11:30 am: Dr. M. Watkins

“We Are Different We Are The Same”

1:00 pm: Dr. H. Stein

“Sneeches On Beaches”

1:30 pm: Dr. S. Thomas

“All Are Welcome”

3:00 pm: Dr. J. Dargart

“The World Needs More Purple People”

3:30 pm: Dr. J. Ruddy

“Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor”

To register for this free event, visit https://bit.ly/3eBbd52 or visit BBBSNWO.org events page.



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