Diversity Common Reader Program holds book chat


Graphic courtesy by Diversity Common Reader Program Committee

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor

NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program will be holding a book chat on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6-7 p.m. over Zoom to discuss this year’s book, “We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration.”

According to their website, the program has been held annually since 2013, comprising of interdisciplinary series of events inspired by a nonfiction book that advances discussions of diversity, inclusion and justice. DCRP is held throughout the semester, campus-wide, that focuses on reading as a means of social dialogue and change.

“Each year, books are distributed free of charge to interested NMU students (on a first-come, first-served basis), and all events are free and open to the public,” DCRP said.

The event is facilitated by Lesley Larkin, English professor, and senior English education major, Grace Gronowski.