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Oct. 19: First-year read with Paige Rawl

FREDERICK, Md.—An author who will provide insight into the anti-bullying movement will visit Hood College on Oct. 19 as part of the First-Year Read program.

Paige Rawl, author of “Positive: Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World—A Memoir,” will speak at 6 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the talk.

In her book, Rawl recounts her experiences living with HIV from birth and the catastrophic consequences of confiding her HIV status to her best friend. Because of this revelation, she spent years being ostracized and victimized by her peers and ignored by her school’s administration. Rawl finally regained control of her life by taking action and fighting cruelty with compassion. Today she is a college student majoring in entrepreneurship and business, a Red Cross HIV/AIDS educator, and publicly advocates for an end to bullying.

This lecture is made possible by the Hanson Lecture Series through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, contact Martha Bari at bari@hood.edu.