Common Read

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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
Hudson Auditorium
Film We Are Superman & discussion with local director; Profile on 31st & Troost Ave. in Kansas City 
Wednesday, October 8
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
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 
Thursday, November 13
Craig Auditorium
Coming Home with Wes Moore episode viewing with comment by JCCC veterans; Part of Veteran’s Day week events 
 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

Common Read Selection
Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo


Common Read Selection

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot