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Faculty Development and Diversity

2018 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.


Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
Moderated by Robert Helfenbein & Mark Lewis
Noon - 1 p.m., College Center Conference Room 105
Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body and Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay
Moderated by Jill Hanson & Wendy Smith
Noon - 1 p.m., College Center Conference Room 114
Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23
In partnership with the MLK Convocation, Jan. 22


Barking to the Choir, by Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J.
Moderated by Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., & Paola Pascual-Ferra
Noon - 1 p.m., College Center Conference Room 105
Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change, by Ellen Pao
Moderated by Diana Betz & Elizabeth Kennedy
Noon - 1 p.m., Jenkins Hall 115
Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Moderated by Kate Figiel-Miller & Gerald Ford
Noon - 1 p.m., Humanities 221
Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25


Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue, by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz
Moderated by June Ellis & Inas Hassan
1 - 2 p.m., Humanities 221
Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Tears we Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson
Moderated by Scott Adams & Sean Bray
12 - 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5, Cohn 133
Friday, Oct. 12, 19 & 26, Sellinger Hall 005

Wrap-up: Diversity Reading Group Luncheon

Sponsored by Academic Affairs
All groups are Invited!
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12 - 1:30 p.m.