Upcoming Events

Common read kick-off

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Happenings Room, Harding Mott University Center
Introduction and Welcome: Doug Knerr, Provost and Peggy Kahn, Co-Chair of Common Read Committee
Faculty Panel: "Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me"
Panelists Include: 
Alicia Kent, Associate Professor of English, "Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me and African-American Writing"
Charles Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology, "Ta-Nehisi Coates on Race and Racism in Sociological Perspective"
Jacob Lederman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, "The Urban Sociology of Ta-Nehisi Coates: Baltimore, Race, and the Urban Crisis"
Video Introduction to Coates: Interview with Charlie Rose
Book Sales: Between the World and Me will be available for purchase

Book discussion/brown bag lunch: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Michigan Rooms A & B
Facilitator: Peggy Kahn, Common Read Co-Chair and Professor in the Department of Political Science
Sponsored by the Women's Educational Center 

Common Read keynote address

Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: KIVA, Harding Mott University Center
Welcome and Introduction: Doug Knerr, Provost, and Chris Molnar, Assistant Professor of History
Keynote Speaker: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard University
About the Speaker: Khalil Gibran Muhammad is a historian and public voice in the area of history, race, crime and public policy. As of July 1, 2016 he will serve as Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He was previously the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, a leading research facility for the study of the African Diaspora.  He was previously an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University. He is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard University Press, 2010). The book won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book Award in American Studies.
Book Sales: Between the World and Me will be available for purchase