MMC R.E.A.D.S. Racial Equity and Dialogue Series

DATE & TIME: 1:00pm EDT May 7
LOCATION: Commons West

The MMC R.E.A.D.S. (Racial Equity And Dialogue Series) Book Club was developed to provide a space of continued learning for faculty and staff interested in better understanding issues of race and racism. 

Participants of all levels of understanding around race and racism are invited to meet once a month to engage in honest and thoughtful dialogue about the selected readings.  A list of book titles will be developed by book club members and one new book will be selected each semester. 

The inaugural book selection for Spring/Summer 2019 is “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo. As the first book club selection, this book will be provided to all participants for free on behalf of the Thomas J. Shanahan Library.

The second meeting will take place on Tuesday May 7th  at 1pm in the Commons West and will be co-facilitated by Rebecca Mattis-Pinard, Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Brown, Professor of English and World Literatures and Chair of the Department of English and World Literatures and Catherine Cabeen, Assistant Professor of Dance. Pages 51-106 will be discussed on this day. 

Contact Rebecca Mattis-Pinard at or (212) 517-0563 for more details or with any questions.

MMC R.E.A.D.S. is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Thomas J. Shanahan Library.

Registration for this event is now closed.