Spring 2022 Community Read —Mark Your Calendar

December 02, 2021
Submitted By: Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
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The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement is pleased to announce the Spring 2022 semester community read book selection: About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, edited by Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. This book was selected to provide visibility to and promote understanding of the experiences of people with disabilities, with the aim of making our UHart campus community more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to people with visible and invisible disabilities.

“Boldly claiming a space in which people with disabilities can be seen and heard as they are—not as others perceive them—About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented. Speaking not only to those with disabilities, but also to their families, coworkers and support networks, the authors in About Us offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them.” –  Goodreads

Virtual discussion dates are as follows:

  • Jan. 21, 2022
  • Jan. 28, 2022
  • Feb. 4, 2022

All sessions will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Register here to receive the Zoom access information for the Spring 2022 Community Read conversations.

Our book conversations are open to all staff, full-time and part-time faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni. The UHart Community Book Read was created to spur meaningful reflection, as well as context for more authentic conversations and actions that will help us to foster a more equitable, inclusive, and welcoming campus community.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement at, and/or Christine Grant, Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement, and Lisa Coté, Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.