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Activist, author Staceyann Chin to read from work

The SpiritHouse Project is sponsoring author, performer and political activist Staceyann Chin at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, 701 Front Ave. Chin will read from her new book, "The Other Side of Paradise."

It is her memoir of growing up in Jamaica.

Free admission.

The SpiritHouse Project is a national organization founded and directed by Ruby Nell Sales of Columbus. Sales is a social justice activist, social critic, educator and preacher. Her work has appeared in Sojourner Magazine, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Yes Magazine and Gender Talk, among other publications. She was a Princeton Scholar at Princeton University. In 1998, she received a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.

In 1999, the mayor of Selma, Ala., gave her the key to the city to honor her contributions to civil rights.

Sales is also part of the Veterans of Hope documentary series.

Chin is the first artist to appear in SpiritHouse's young artist series.

For more information, call 706-323-0246.

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