Common Read

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2014-2015

Common Read Selection and Activities
The Other Wes Moore
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• Common Read In-service Activities 

Tuesday, August 12th – In-service (all faculty welcome)
10 a.m. RC 183 – Assignments, journals and quizzes. Come prepared (or unprepared!) to talk about how to use The Other Wes Moore in your classroom; we will also have copies of a chapter from Tanner Colby’s book, prizes, treats and more!
11 a.m. RC 183—Guest speakers: Frank Galbrecht (Criminal Justice) on community policing and juvenile justice and Alicia Bredehoeft, counselor, on themes of perseverance
Fall Semester:
Thursday, September 18
12:30
Hudson Auditorium
Film We Are Superman & discussion with local director; Profile on 31st & Troost Ave. in Kansas City  http://wearesuperman-themovie.com/ 
Wednesday, October 8
1:00
Polsky Theater
Tanner Colby in conversation with Carmaletta Williams & Danny Alexander on Colby’s book Some of my Best Friends are Black; Profiles of Little Rock schools, KC restrictive housing covenants  http://tannercolby.com/sombfab/
Monday October 13-Friday October 31
Carlsen Center Lobby
Choices Writing Project/Installation (description and prompt attached) To learn about The Stranger’s Project (which inspired this) may help clarify the project http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment-july-dec13-strangersp_12-28/ 
Thursday, November 13
11:00
Craig Auditorium
Coming Home with Wes Moore episode viewing with comment by JCCC veterans; Part of Veteran’s Day week events
http://www.pbs.org/coming-back-with-wes-moore/home/ 
 Next Spring:
Tuesday, March 10          Main event @ 11 in Yardley Hall                Father Greg Boyle, gang intervention specialist and community activist
Fr. Boyle will also be available for one or two class visits. If you will be teaching on T/R next semester and would like to be on our list of potential classes to visit, contact Lorie Paldino or Maureen Fitzpatrick

2013-2014
Common Read Selection
Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

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2012-2013
Common Read Selection

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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