Book Club Events
The Student Affairs Book Club is a professional development opportunity open to all Student Affairs staff. This year’s Book Club selections for the winter, spring, and summer quarters are listed below. Each Book Club meeting is over a lunch hour. Lunch is provided, as is a free copy of the book(s) to be discussed. If you are interested, please look for sign-up information as dates get closer. Approximately 12-15 people attend each of the Book Club discussions.
Upcoming Fall 2019 Events
Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza
- Author: Gloria Anzaldúa
- Facilitator: Charles Andrean
- Date: TBD (The week of December 9, 2019)
- Time: 12-1pm
- Location: TBD
Twenty-five years after its original publishing date, Borderlands/La Frontera was among one of the books banned by the Tucson Unified School System in Arizona when enforcing a new law that prohibited the teaching of Mexican-American studies in the public school system. HB 2281's main purpose was to prohibit school districts or other educational institutions from including any courses/classes that promote resentment towards any race or class and many other provisions that target the Mexican-American studies programs that were already in existence.
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
- For more information: wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderlands/La_Frontera:_The_New_Mestiza
- To order the book: amazon.com/Borderlands-Frontera-Mestiza-Gloria-Anzald
Coming in Winter 2020
- Author: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky & Connie Burk
- Facilitator: Heather Cohen