Please join a Virtual Conversation Hour hosted by Chatham English Language Program to discuss the topics of gardening, food, family life, and finding a “Common Ground” with Dr. Natasha Garrett.
Speaker: Dr. Natasha Garrett, Writer, Translator, Director of International Student Services at La Roche University
Host: Dr. Linh Phung, Director of the English Language and Pathways Programs at Chatham University
Topic: Common Ground: Gardening, Food, and Family
Date: Friday, April 10, 2020
Time: 9am-10am US Eastern Standard Time
Registration link: https://chatham.zoom.us/meeting/register/upErduqpqzgiQBagSG4VmNxwg1nvEH-Lqg
Description: If you ask an immigrant what they miss most about home, they will likely say: the food! In this interactive session, Natasha will discuss her essay Common Ground, in which she writes how gardening connected her with her own family members and her ancestral roots. It will also give participants a sneak peek into everyday life in the U.S. and share about theirs. Participants are encouraged to read her essay Common Ground published in her Motherlands book before the session: https://www.gravelmag.com/natasha-garrett.html
Speaker’s bio: Natasha Garrett was born and raised in Macedonia and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She came to the U.S. as an international student. She is a writer and a translator whose work has appeared in numerous national and international publications. She works at La Roche University as a director of international student services and an adjunct professor.