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Baldwin Book Club

Leadership Programs, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center, is sponsoring the Baldwin Book Club, an opportunity for students to come together to discuss a book with social justice themes. As leaders in a multicultural society, it is important to understand how to navigate social justice issues and work with diverse individuals. The Baldwin Book Club provides a forum to students to talk about these important issues and learn from each other about what is needed to be culturally competent leaders.

The Baldwin Book Club selection for Spring 2021 is Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between by Meg-John Baker and Alex Iantaffi. Be a part of the conversation by joining us online every month. To request a copy of the book, please complete this form.

About the Book

“Much of society’s thinking operates in a highly rigid and binary manner; something is good or bad, right or wrong, a success or a failure, and so on. Challenging this limited way of thinking, this groundbreaking publication looks at how non-binary methods of thought can be applied to all aspects of life, offering new and greater ways of understanding ourselves and how we relate to others.
Using bisexual and non-binary gender experiences as a starting point, this truly original and insightful book encourages reflection on how we view and understand the world we live in and how we all bend, blur, or break society’s binary codes.”

Spring 2021 Dates

Wednesday, February 3, 3 p.m. – Discussion of Introduction and Chapters 1-2
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Wednesday, March 3, 3 p.m. – Discussion of Chapters 3-4
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Wednesday, April 7, 3 p.m. – Discussion of Chapters 5-6
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Be sure to RSVP for more information on how to access the online discussions and receive a copy of the book!