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VAHA Book Discussion: Spring 2023 Book Discussion

Book Discussion


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VAHA Presents "Black Resilience" Spring Book Discussion

February 21, 2023 | 1:00-2:30 PM

Register for the Zoom event today!

The 2023 Black History Month annual theme, Black Resilience, the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) is pleased to invite you to join us for part two of our two-part conversation about “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” by Nikole Hannah-Jones. 

Selected Readings

For the Spring semester, we will discuss select readings from "Project 1619: A New Origin Story":

  • the preface,
  • and the following chapters: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, and 18.

How to Access the Book:

  • Participants can access “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” online from the Valencia College library, by logging in with your Atlas username and password.
  • Physical copies are available on the Downtown, East, Lake Nona, Poinciana, and West campuses.
  • Check out your local public library for additional copies:
    • Lake County Library System has physical copies.
    • Orange County Library System has audiobook, physical, and e-book copies.
    • Osceola Library System has audiobook and physical copies.
    • Seminole County Public Library System has audiobook, physical, and e-book copies.

About VAHA

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VAHA’s mission is to celebrate and foster the inclusion of cultural and educational awareness of the African diaspora at Valencia College, as well as build inclusivity of the social and political interests and concerns of faculty, staff, and students of African diaspora collegewide and in the community. The Valencia African Heritage Association has campus- and regional-based committees to promote its mission and observances of African-diaspora heritage, culture, and diversity. Students and employees interested in learning more about their work and how they can get involved are invited to email

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