The First-Year Student Book Club is sponsored by the Office of New Student Programs and the Office of Student Life, and free to all participating students. This year, we will be reading Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be an Antiracist”!
Books are available for the spring term! Please check your email for pick-up times if you are on campus. If you are off-campus, your books have been mailed.
2021 SPRING TERM
The Book Club will meet for a virtual discussion event which will occur in April. Check out our speaker and discussion date below! Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) credit.
Thursday, April 1, 8:30 p.m. EST
Dr. James Huguley, Interim Director, Center on Race and Social Problems, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
2020 FALL TERM
The Book Club will meet for a total of 3 virtual discussion events which will occur in October and November. Check out our speakers and discussion dates below! Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) credit.
Wednesday, October 7, 8:30 p.m. EST
Dr. Gabby Yearwood, Lecturer Director of Undergraduate Studies – Department of Anthropology
Secondary Appointment – Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Wednesday, October 28, 8:30 p.m. EST
Dr. Clyde Pickett, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
Monday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. EST
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Brought to you by Pitt Program Council and the Office of New Student Programs
During our final discussion meeting, students will have the opportunity to discuss the text with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi himself! All Pitt Undergraduates will be invited to a speaker event with Dr. Kendi on Monday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. EST.
An exclusive VIP event with Dr. Kendi for Book Club members only will immediately follow from 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST.