What is RoosRead?
Not just a book club or study group — RoosRead is a call to action.
This new intercampus initiative, launched by the Office of the Chancellor and facilitated by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, encourages you to read a recommended title that showcases a distinctive voice, perspective or theme and engage in discussions intended to generate action toward change.
Students, faculty, staff, as well as alumni, friends, and community members are welcome to participate in this collective learning experience.
Fall 2023 RoosRead Book
We're pleased to announce the first RoosRead recommended title, "I Never Thought Of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times," by Mónica Guzmán.
"If you’re ready to fight back against the confusion, heartbreak and madness of our dangerously divided times — in your own life, at least — Mónica’s got the tools and fresh, surprising insights to prove that seeing where people are coming from isn’t just possible — it’s easier than you think." - Publisher
RoosRead Kick Off
Provost Jennifer Lundgren and the KC Roo will be serving up breakfast goodies and talking about RoosRead. Don't miss this opportunity to get a RoosRead T-shirt (while supplies last).
When: 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23
Where: Student Union, second floor
When: Thursday, October 12
Where: Pierson Auditorium
What time: Doors open at 5 p.m. Author talk begins at 5:30 p.m.
Space is limited. You must register to attend this event. Registration for the author event opens Friday, September 8.
Virtual Discussion Groups
There will be several online discussions throughout the academic year, starting September 11. You must sign up to participate. You are not required to read the book before attending the author talk or participating in the virtual discussions. Registration for the discussion groups begins August 31.
Where Can I Get the Book?
You can buy the book from one of several retailers or check it out from a local library, subject to availability. There will also be signed copies available at the author event.