Williams Reads aims to foster new connections among students, staff, faculty, and community members by exploring diversity through a common reading experience. Developed by the Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC), Williams Reads is an initiative offered as an opportunity for us to explore a book together that will help us to celebrate and deepen our appreciation of diversity. It is a goal of the CDC to select a book that will stimulate community engagement and challenging conversation.
Free copies of this year’s Williams Reads book will be sent this summer to all incoming Class of 2017 students in the preparation for First Days conversations. Special events, outside speakers, and other activities for the entire campus and local community will extend through January to Claiming Williams Days 2014.
“Gorgeously written and deeply imagined, this novel is both a fable and a plea—a book that weaves a hypnotic, lasting spell.”—Book Magazine, Beth Kephart, 1 June 2003.
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