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February 27: Women Reading @ CSU Book Club: The Glass Universe

Women Reading @ CSU Book Club, sponsored by The Women and Gender Collaborative, is back for the Spring 2018 semester!

Women Reading @ CSU focuses on reading books that are written from diverse authors and that cover a wide range of identities, experiences, and perspectives. The book club allows participants to explore their own identities, better understand the identities of others, and connect with other folks working at CSU during the book club meetings.

One of the unique aspects of this club is that participants are not required to commit to the club itself, but rather can choose which books and meetings to join based on their interest.Three book club meetings will be held during the spring semester, with roughly 6 weeks in between each meeting. This book club is funded by the Women and Gender Collaborative Grant Program.

Women Reading @ CSU: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobe
Tuesday, February 27
12pm-1pm
LSC 386

How to RSVP:

Please click here to visit the Google doc where you can RSVP for each meeting. Each meeting has its own worksheet. We ask that all participants register by the Monday before the meeting, but please feel free to still attend if you forgot to RSVP, or to bring a colleague with you to the meeting.

FAQ:

Who can participate?

This book club is designed for any staff, faculty member, and graduate student at CSU who identifies as a woman.

Where do I buy the book?

All books are available now in CSU Bookstore in the Lory Student Center. Each book will have 30-45 copies sold at a subsidized price ranging from $10-$15. We offer this subsidized pricing to make reading and this book club more accessible. For those who do not take the subsidy, there is a 20% discount applied. Please note that the subsidized pricing is reserved for those who intend to attend the book club meeting.

What happens at the book club meetings?

While each meeting may have a large group of participants, participants will discuss the book in a small group (6-8 people). The participants choose their own groups, and each group will lead its own discussion. Suggested processing questions will be placed with each group.

Each book club meeting will include the raffling of one give away item. The item will be donated by a local woman entrepreneur. If you know of a local woman who would like to donate a giveaway item to a future book club meeting, please contact Lindsay Mason at Lindsay.mason@colostate.edu.

For more information on Women Reading @ CSU, read this SOURCE story from Fall 2016, or this story about the Spring 2017 line up.

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