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Equity and Inclusion at Loyola

2019 Diversity Reading Groups

Join the Conversation!

Open to all faculty, staff, students, and administrators

One lunchtime a week in October

Each year, Diversity Reading Groups offer a range of great reading opportunities in the month of October designed to invite every member of the Loyola community into shared conversations about diversity and inclusion. In this way, the Diversity Reading Groups support and sustain ongoing conversations around racial justice and feminism, sexual minority experience, mass incarceration, disability studies, and environmental justice, on campus and beyond. To wrap up, participants are invited to attend the diversity reading group luncheon.

Choose one of the groups below. Sign up with Joanna Alexander, jalexander@loyola.edu. Books provided through Academic Affairs.


Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data, by Julie Park
Moderated by Peggy O'Neill
Noon - 1:15 p.m., College Center Conference Room 105
Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28


Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, by bell hooks
Robert Helfenbein & Emalee Quickel
Noon - 1:15 p.m., Jenkins Hall 115
Oct. 8, 15, 22, & 29


Antiracism: An Introduction, by Alex Zamalin
Moderated by Jean Lee Cole
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Humanities 131 (International Programs Conference Room)
Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt
Moderated by Diana Betz & John Kiess
Noon - 1:15 p.m., Jenkins Hall 115
Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23


Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh
Moderated by Michael Puma & James Snow
Noon - 1:15  p.m., College Center Conference Room 105
Oct. 3, 10, 17, & 24

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: A Novel, by Nadia Hashimi
Moderated by Tarah Wilson
Noon - 1:15 p.m., Timonium Graduate Center Room 41
Oct. 3, 10, 17, & 24


The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice, by Anthony Ray Hinton
Moderated by Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J.
Noon - 1:15 p.m, College Center Conference Room 105
Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25

Wrap-up: Diversity Reading Group Luncheon

Sponsored by Academic Affairs
All groups are Invited!
Thursday, Oct. 31, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
4th Floor Program Room