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One Book, One Richmond is a campus-wide effort that encourages students, staff, faculty, and members of the Richmond community to read and discuss a selected book on a social justice issue. Events and programs on various themes found in the selected text are offered throughout the academic year and are open to all members of the UR community.
An ideal One Book, One Richmond selection will include information about social justice issue(s) and include a narrative about the impact of inequality on people's lives. It should also have the potential to engage faculty, staff, and students at all levels of the university in discussions that seem relevant to their lives.
The committee will review all submissions and announce the 2016-2017 selection to the campus community in early April 2016.
2015-2016: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
2014-2015: The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis
2013-2014: The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman
2012-2013: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
2011-2012: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
2010-2011: Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson
2009-2010: Guyland:The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men by Michael Kimmel
2008-2009: Covering:The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino
2007-2008: Taking on the Big Boys:Or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation by Ellen Bravo
2006-2007: Class Matters by Bill Keller
2005-2006: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
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