“One Book, One College,” One Insightful Discussion

Iggy Lueck, Assistant Editor

One book, one College essentially functions like a school-wide book club. All participants read the same portion of the same book and then meet monthly to discuss it. This year’s book is “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X Kendi. 

The first virtual meeting was on Wednesday, January 27th. There were about 45 participants in the zoom meeting. It lasted approximately an hour from start to finish. This is the desired length for each meeting. They plan to go through three chapters a month, so this time they covered the introduction and chapters one and two. 

The meeting begins with a short introduction and opens up the speaking platform for people to freely share their thoughts on the designated reading. They then move likewise through the rest of the material, with anyone able to raise their virtual hands to contribute to discussion at any time. This session included participants who were faculty, staff and students alike. 

If someone doesn’t feel comfortable verbally participating, but would like to listen in, no fear! Join anyway and listen while others weigh in on discussion. Never feel like it’s too late to join, or that you’re late to the party. The group welcomes anyone, no matter how many meetings you can make it to. In the future the meetings plan to feature speakers as well. 

The next meeting is on February 24th, 2021 at 7:00 pm. If you’d like to participate, but cannot make one of the meeting times, don’t worry! Each meeting is recorded and available to watch online. 

 For more information, check out this link: https://libguides.ivcc.edu/onebookonecollege

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