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HARPER'S CORNER FOUNDATION SPREADS AN INCLUSIVE MESSAGE TO SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES
October 20, 2020
Like many others this past summer, Julia Hanna felt lost after the murder of George Floyd and wanted to create a change for good. Particularly as the mother of a five-year-old biracial daughter named Harper, she started thinking more about what her daughter’s life will be like. (Read More)
JULIA HANNA: HER DAUGHTER INSPIRED HER TO HELP DIVERSIFY SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
September 30, 2020
In early June, Upper Arlington resident Julia Hanna learned how fast social media can spring into action for a good cause.
Compelled to do something following the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality, Hanna turned to Facebook to achieve her goal of providing 1,000 diversity- and inclusion-focused books to area schools. In just five days, $6,000 and scores of books were donated.
HARPER'S CORNER COLLECTING BOOKS ABOUT DIVERSITY FOR CLASSROOMS AROUND CENTRAL OHIO
September 2, 2020
Good Day Columbus - Fox 28
(WTTE/WSYX) Columbus, OH -- A local non-profit, Harper's Corner Foundation, is helping raise awareness in the classroom about diversity and inclusion. The co-founders Julia Hanna and Kat DePizzo are collecting books to donate directly to school districts around Central Ohio.
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August 20, 2020
December 27, 2020
It started six months ago with a simple Facebook post expressing a desire to fill central Ohio elementary schools with books promoting diversity. Julia Hanna's singular effort, inspired by May's protests calling attention to racial injustice, soon blossomed into a registered nonprofit called Harper's Corner — named for her 5-year-old daughter, who is half-Black. Then came dozens of book donations and thousands of dollars in contributions. (Read More)
NONPROFIT AIMS TO FILL ELEMENTARIES WITH DIVERSE BOOKS
August 10, 2020
The Columbus Dispatch
Julia Hanna founded Harper’s Corner as a way to promote diversity and inclusion by donating related children’s literature to central Ohio elementary schools.