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Diversity Reading Group 2017-2018

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The Diversity Reading Group is designed to: bring together people from all areas of the College; expand participants' awareness and appreciation of diversity issues; promote open and extended discussion of diversity issues; and enhance the feeling of community at Dartmouth. Members of the Upper Valley community are welcome to join.

All sessions will be held over the lunch hour (12-1 PM), location TBD. Please RSVP so we can purchase lunch in advance. Contact Kara.L.Wakefield@Dartmouth.edu with any questions. 

Mango book coverFriday March 30th at Noon
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Buy from Amazon, IndieBound, Norwich Bookstore. Contact IDE if you would like to borrow a copy. 

From Amazon: Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Evicted coverFriday, May 4th at Noon
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Buy from Amazon, IndieBound, Norwich Bookstore. Contact IDE if you would like to borrow a copy. 

From Amazon: In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as "wrenching and revelatory" (The Nation), "vivid and unsettling" (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 3/15/18