WE Read: The Art of Gathering
Date: January 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and participants will receive a link to join prior to the meeting.
Registration Cost: $20
[Use code 'COVID' to receive a registration cost of $10]
WE Read provides access to an informal environment that fosters conversations about substantive books that can inspire, develop and empower women in business. WE Lead events are focused on, but not exclusive to, women.
Book: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
Author: Priya Parker
This book is timely and relevant, as we have all found ourselves navigating a new environment. From experiencing Zoom fatigue to recognizing the divisions that exist in our country to gathering with family for the holidays, this book provides us an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which we interact with each other.
“The Art of Gathering is one of the most transformative books I’ve read in years. It has fundamentally changed I how run meetings, attend conferences, and even arrange dinner with friends. Equally important, it has reminded me why people come together in the first place — and why we should treat every gathering as an opportunity to deepen our shared humanity.”
-Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
Facilitator: Bryan Price [University of Virginia Cancer Center]
Bryan Price is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist with the University of Virginia Cancer Center and the Cancer Center without Walls. Bryan is responsible for the development, delivery, administration and evaluation of cancer and obesity-related initiatives across Southside Virginia. He is also the area Project Coordinator and Research Assistant for various research studies and projects across Southside Virginia. He is working with a wide variety of partners (e.g., schools, workplaces, health care, and faith-based communities) in several outreach, education, and research projects. A native of Danville, Virginia and currently residing in South Boston, Virginia, Bryan studied Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He was previously employed at Danville Parks and Recreation for over 20 years as Health and Wellness Coordinator. His passion is fitness and advocating healthy living in his community. He is a board member of The Health Collaborative, Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Southwest Advisory Board, Virginia Rural Health Association, Middle Border Forward, Community Improvement Council, Inc.-Danville Head Start, Equality Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health’s Community HIV Planning Group. He is a graduate of the 2018 Class of LEAD Virginia.