Faculty/Instructor Diversity Book Club 2020
Join us for the kickoff of a faculty book club series focusing on a wide range of experiences and identities using current literature. This will hopefully lead to other recommendations and other diverse voices into the future.
Purpose: Allow opportunities to meet other Marquette faculty and others who instruct students, read recent literature with cultural meaning, and build community membership across campus.
The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2019)
Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning,
the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion,
Women’s Innovation Network (WIN), & Raynor Memorial Libraries
- Friday, January 24, 2020
- 12:00pm - 1:15pm
- Raynor Memorial Libraries 330B