Local Literacy Leaders
Literacy Services of Wisconsin is hosting a panel with transformational local literacy leaders Cetonia Weston-Roy and Barbara Cerda. This panel features incredible Milwaukee-area women who are reshaping our city through literacy.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Meet the Leaders
Barbara Cerda is the founder of Barby The Book Fairy, a program that makes literature accessible to children and adults by collecting new and used books and filling the free, little libraries in Milwaukee neighborhoods. She is passionate about uplifting the Milwaukee community by preserving cultural traditions, participating in social justice movements, and most importantly, by serving others. She was born and raised on the south side and attended Milwaukee Public Schools. Barbara is a proud Alverno College Alumna and obtained her B.A. in Community Leadership and Development in December 2017. Most recently, she obtained a Non-Profit Board Leadership Certificate through the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s Project LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness, and Diversity) Program.
Cetonia Weston-Roy is a Milwaukee area entrepreneur focused on bringing varied black voices to the forefront through literature. She is the owner of Niche Book Bar LLC, a bookstore startup focusing on black literature. She organizes events with black authors through the Black Authors Collective and is the author of "The Misadventures of Toni Macaroni" children's series.