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Women's History Month - Resource Guide: Welcome

Women's History Month is celebrated in March


On Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. CST in Launer Auditorium to hear Heather McGhee present the 2024 Althea W. and John A. Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture. Her book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was longlisted for the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The New York Times called it, “The book that should change how progressives talk about race.” and the Chicago Tribune said, “Required reading to move the country forward…”. It is a Washington Post and TIME Magazine Must-Read Book of 2021.

Sum of Us Book Discussions

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee encourages you to join us in reading and discussing Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.

There will be two opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in a discussion about this New York Times bestselling book:

  • Thursday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m. CST: In-person discussion facilitated by Amy Enderle in Stafford Library Room 112
  • Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. CST: Virtual discussion facilitated by Dr. Mark Price via Zoom

The first 15 people to sign up for the in-person session and the first 15 people to sign up for the virtual session will receive a copy of the book. There will be a maximum of 20 participants in each group.

Click here to sign up!


Selected Resources

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