Hamline Events

Staff Diversity Development Spring Book Club, Part I(1)

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: N/A
Contact: diversity@hamline.edu
Location: TBA
Sponsor: Staff Diversity Development Initiative
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In support of the Hamline University mission and value of diversity education and professional development, the Staff Diversity Development Initiative Committee has chosen Alfred Lubrano’s Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (2004) has the selection for the Spring Reading Circle. Described as “a groundbreaking work of narrative non-fiction,” this powerful book uncovers a cultural phenomenon – the limbo existence of people raised in blue-collar families, living white-collar lives. Limbo presents a thoughtful look at this phenomenon though the author’s personal story, and those of 100 interviewees, all struggling with the duality that exists in their workplaces, their hearts, and their minds. 

In response to previous book club participants, the first half of the book will be discussed on Wednesday, April 9 (3:00-4:00 p.m.), while the second half of the book will be discussed on Thursday, April 24 (12:00-1:00 p.m.) A limited number of books have been purchased to support staff members who are interested in participating in the Spring Book Club. 

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact the Staff Diversity Development Initiative at diversity@hamline.edu. Participants in the Staff Diversity Development Initiative (SDDI) may earn 10 points for attending in each of the book club meetings. For more information about the SDDI Please visit the Staff Diversity Development Initiative website at http://www.hamline.edu/offices/diversity/staff/ for information on participation points, guidelines and upcoming events.