Words to Work Book Club & Conversation Series

Words to Work Book Club and Conversation Series

Transformational Conversations: Mobilizing and Driving a Just University

The Center for RIDGS Studies and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is launching a series of book clubs and conversations.

This program invites CLA faculty members, staff, undergrads, graduate students and CLA alumni to join a book club to read, discuss, and annotate together, and then to convene one public conversation.

This public book conversation is open to all members of the CLA and University community. Public conversations will be via Zoom or in-person - this will be decided ahead of each book club. Book club members will use this public event to introduce the book, share about the nature of their private book club conversations, and explore how the book and conversations are informing their self-work and racial equity group work in and beyond the College. 

Applications are now closed for AY 2022-23

Calendar of upcoming Book Club titles, including A Good Time for the Truth, Disability Visibility, The Unteachables, Minor Feelings, and Once I Was You

Edited by: Sun Yung Shin

July- August 2022

Applications due July 8

Notices for approved applicants will go out by July 12
Orientation will be 30 minutes and will take place on July 14
Public Presentations will take place in the week of August 22

By: Alice Wong

August - October 2022


By: Keith Mayes

March - May 2023

By: Cathy Park Hong

March - May 2023

By: Maria Hinojosa

April - June 2023