The idea to form a Mesa READS Book Club sprung from the recommendations of dozens of faculty and staff members over the past
few years. Thanks to Equity and Title V HSI funds, Mesa Reads was launched in Fall
2015. Participants receive a free copy of the book, refreshments at the meetings during
the semester, and FLEX credit. All meetings are held in the LOFT.
Mesa READS is possible though Student Success & Equity and Title V/HSI Grant
Tim Wise is one of America's most prolific public intellectuals. His critically acclaimed books, high-profile media interviews, and year-round speaking schedule have established him as an invaluable voice in any discussion on issues of race and multicultural democracy.
In Under the Affluence, Wise discusses a related issue: economic inequality and the demonization of those in need. He reminds us that there was a time when the hardship of fellow Americans stirred feelings of sympathy, solidarity for struggling families, and support for policies and programs meant to alleviate poverty. Today, however, mainstream discourse blames people with low income for their own situation, and the notion of an intractable "culture of poverty" has pushed our country in an especially ugly direction.
Discussion in the LOFT:
Fri. 11/9 @ 11a-1pm
TBA a Friday in March, 11:00am-1:00pm
"CLASS" - Campus Community | Lifelong Learning | Access & Equity | Student Enrichment | Social Justice
MESA READS OBJECTIVES
- Foster community discussion of one selected book per semester;
- Offer a collaborative format with all campus employees (faculty, staff, administrators) welcome;
- Inquire how we can help our students succeed through discussions on diverse topics such as equity, critical thinking and writing, and leadership.
Copies may be available for check out in the LOFT
- MARCH: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
- A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell
- Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, Davis Jenkins
- I Am Intelligent, by Dianne Goddard and Peyton Goddard
with Carol Cujec, Ph.D
- What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
- The Culturally Inclusive Educator by Dena J. Samuels, Ph.D.
- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafis
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