Lansing Community College

Virtual Events Start This Spring

Books Are Still Available For Pick Up

You can still participate in Beyond the Book with book pick up happening every Thursday at the Administration Building on the Downtown campus. Email your name, and book selection to cclc@lcc.edu and you will be emailed to coordinate your book pick up time.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the expansion of the One Book initiative to "Beyond the Book" The Diversity Campus Reading Circle.

This program is focused on embracing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by exploring four themes with four different books at the campus-wide level:

We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Theme 1 - Gender & Self-Identity:

We Should All be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tuesday February 23 @ 12 pm
Tuesday March 30 @ 12 pm
Tuesday April 27 @ 12 pm

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
Theme 2 - Global & Cultural Perspectives:

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
by Caitlin Doughty

Tuesday February 23 @ 6 pm
Tuesday March 16 @ 12 pm
Tuesday April 27 @ 6 pm

The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
Theme 3 - Accessibility & Advocacy:

The Sun Does Shine
by Anthony Ray Hinton

Monday February 15 @ 12 pm
Tuesday March 23 @ 12 pm
Thursday April 22 @ 12 pm

There There by Tommy Orange
Theme 4 - Diversity & Racial Equity:

There There

by Tommy Orange

Monday Feb. 8 @ 2:10 pm
Monday March 1 @ 2:10 pm
April TBA

The purpose of Beyond the Book is to expand the dialogues, learning and engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion themed books to foster a greater sense of community all while celebrating difference. This program is designed to provide an enjoyable and positive reading experience both inside and outside of the classroom. The aim of the Diversity Campus Reading Circles is to engage students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in a wide range of social discussion around DEI themes and intellectual activities to create an inclusive campus community.

Research Guide

Use the Beyond the Book Research Guide to learn more about the book and explore related themes.

Complete the Beyond the Book Survey

This year’s facilitators:

Prof. Judy Allen, Integrated English
Prof. Tim Deines, Integrated English
Prof. Mel Hernandez, Integrated English
Sarah Garcia-Linz, Academic Success Coach
Prof. Christopher Manning, Integrated English
Angela Patrick
Eric Pouncil

Prof. Melissa Kaplan, Business, Communication & Arts
Prof. Mark Kelland, Psychology
Prof. Tamara McDiarmid, Criminal Justice
Eva Menafee, Academic Advisor
Loretta Osborn, Health & Human Services
Jonathan Rosewood
Ana Woehr, Academic Advisor

Previous Titles

2014-2015

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

2015-2016

The True American by Anand Giridharadas

2016-2017

Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

2017-2018

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

2018-2019

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2019-2020

There There by Tommy Orange

Tonya Bailey posing for a photo

Contact Us

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Tonya Bailey
Email: bailet20@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1116