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2018-19 One Book selection announced

The Handmaid’s Tale, a gripping and chillingly relevant vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, has been chosen as Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2018-19 academic year. The author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, will deliver a keynote address Oct. 30 at both the Chicago and Evanston campuses. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.

Congratulations to the winner of the essay contest, Ashlee Mitchell, and the two honorable mentions, McKenna Lanter and Ruby Gibson. Please visit  https://www.northwestern.edu/onebook/participate/essay-contest.html to read the essays. 

The Handmaid’s Tale includes depictions of violence, including sexual violence. If you would like to discuss how the book has impacted you personally the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) at Northwestern is a confidential space on campus to discuss issues related to sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) also provides clinical services, including 24-hour telephone support, at 847-491-2151. You can learn more about the resources including counseling, reporting, and advocacy at CARE and CAPS.

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17
2018
The Making of Gilead: the Facts that Made the Fiction

All Day, University Library, 1970 Campus Drive

A series of posters created by the One Book student team that tells the story of real events that mirror the oppression ...

Nov
17
2018
You Promised Me Poems: Artist Chris Keinke

All Day, Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Ideas about representation, citizenship, and sexuality are represented by images, which are themselves reflective of rac...

Nov
18
2018
The Making of Gilead: the Facts that Made the Fiction

All Day, University Library, 1970 Campus Drive

A series of posters created by the One Book student team that tells the story of real events that mirror the oppression ...

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