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Summer reading for faculty and staff, and caregivers if they choose

Dr. Thomas López shared the faculty and staff summer reading titles late last week, and placed them in the context of one of the most important presidential elections in our lifetimes, and Gordon mission to stimulate positive change in society.

It was part of “an invitation to all faculty and staff to think, alongside our students and families, about what democracy making, what civic imagining, means for our classrooms, our departments, our divisions, our roles in the Gordon community.”

“If I had to themes that tied these selections together, I’d say: What holds us together during turbulent times? How do we equip our students (and ourselves) with the ideas, strategies and spirit to build a culture of powerful and responsible citizenship?”

The titles?

I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times, Monica Guzman

Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future, Patty Krawec

Try to Love the Questions: From Debate to Dialogue in Classrooms and in Life, Lara Schwartz

Ask: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You for Unexpected Breakthroughs In Leadership and Life, Jeff Wetzler

If parents, caregivers and extended family want to read one of these titles, too, we can promise they’ll have opportunties to engage with these topics in the fall as well.

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