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Diversity Reading Group 2018-2019

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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 with any questions. 

Upcoming discussions:

book cover of HomegoingTuesday August 21 at Noon
Homegoing by Yaa Gyazi

Buy from Amazon, IndieBound, Norwich Bookstore. IDE will also have books available to borrow. Please use the RSVP link above to reserve a copy. 

From Amazon: Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.


Last Updated: 7/24/18