J-Term Book Club

Student Diversity and Inclusion Services sponsors a J-Term Book Club on Thursdays each January from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  The program is designed to build awareness and understanding of individuals’ lived experience.  It allows students, faculty and staff to engage in meaningful conversations on key points from the book in a relaxed and safe environment.  The following spring, participants are invited to a private book signing and lunch with the author.

2019 - The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

Past J-Term Book Club Selections:

2018 - TRACE: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape - Lauret Savory

2017 - The Distance Between Us - Reyna Grande

2016 - The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace - Jeff Hobbs

2015 - Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison - Piper Kerman

2014 - Between Two Worlds:  My Life and Captivity in Iran - Roxana Saberi

2013 – The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

2012 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

2011 – The Devil’s Highway – Luis Alberto Urrea

2010 – The Late Homecomer – Kao Kalia Yang

2009 – White Like Me – Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son – Tim Wise

2008 – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary

2007 – The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama