BIC Supported Events – February 2015

Adam Shepard visited Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga.

Over 210 students and staff attended either the main presentation or classroom visits giving students the opportunity to discuss Adam’s book, Scratch Beginnings, and the themes of race, homelessness and other hot topics. — Delana Gajdosik-Nivens


Reyna Grande at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

“The staff consensus was that Reyna’s talk was the most interesting part. The audience was engaged and had good questions.” – Joan Nashelsky



Regina Calcaterra at Children Awaiting Parents in Rochester, N.Y.

CAP 2.jpg“In my opinion the most eventful moments were the reactions from an adult mother that had experienced abuse and neglect as she grew up. Later in life she understood that her mother had mental-health issues and they affected her rational way of interacting with her children. We also had several of our teen population in attendance for the evening event. A few cried as the thoughts of why they were removed from their homes came full circle. The conversation and hearing a fresh new successful voice on making it through the tough times, gave, a lot of hope and a restart of courage for some.” – Pat Burks

Christina Baker Kline at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo,Calif.
CBK at Cuesta College

“Christina’s talk was the most interesting part-not a particular moment but really the whole talk. She was so engaging and the information was so interesting. Even my teenage daughters were riveted the whole time.” – Cathe Olson

Guadalupe Garcia McCall at Fort Smith Schools in Fort Smith, Ark.


“What a treat! Her message to the students was powerful and life-changing. They listened to her respectfully and many approached her at the end of her presentation to talk or have their picture taken with her. One of the students at the night presentation told her ” You are my hero!”. This is certainly an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”  – Ines Robles-Hough

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