CC Book Club
Read and Discuss with Champlain College
Welcome to the Champlain College Book Club Webpage.
For the cold winter months Jan-March we are going to host a book club in hopes to inspire reading across disciplines, reviewing literature on current and urgent topics, and create opportunity to meet others in the college from any year of study including staff, faculty and alumni. On this webpage we will introduce new books, share book club discussion Discord details, link to the end of month discussion events, and book reviews by our students and staff.
Every month a new book will be selected, with discussions, arguments, or spoilers, being shared via Discord chat, and optional ZOOM hangouts! To register send us your discord handle via Qualtrics and we will add you to our discussion board! Zoom links for monthly meet ups will be posted in chat ahead of scheduled sessions.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power
Written by Desmond Cole
From the book insert:
Both Cole’s activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We’re In. Puncturing the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a
post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year—2017—in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when Black refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, Indigenous land and water protectors resisting the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, police across the country rallying around an officer accused of murder, and more.
We invite everyone to join the Black Student Peer Support Group for the below talk at 12pm on February 26th:
Harm-less: Honoring Black Grief and Rage in White Public Institutions. A conversation with Aneesa Holliday-Dingle, LSW.". The condition of black life is one of collective mourning. From the inundation of news and imagery that sensationalizes black pain to the institutions and systems that profit from it. James Baldwin once stated -“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost, almost all of the time.” But where does that rage go when it's not acknowledged? Where does it go when it’s perceived as disinterest or aggression and not grief? The Trent University Black Student Peer Support Group invites you to join this dialogue and workshop that aims to unpack the connections between black rage & grief through exploring and examining intergenerational/racial trauma, trauma transmissions and the body, and suffocated/disenfranchised grief. In addition, this conversation and workshop aims to provide students, staff and faculty with resources to affirm the lived experiences of students of color on campus. Our speaker is Aneesa Holliday-Dingle, who is a licensed social worker (LSW) for the state of New Jersey where she provides clinical social work services to individuals with chronic and persistent behavioral/emotional and physical/medical care needs. Her work with Decolonizing Therapy aims to provide a healing space for clients who identify as BIQPOC where their feelings are affirmed and their emotions are validated. It is her belief that when centering healing we must discuss how systems are designed to keep you unwell.
Join the Champlain College after at 2pm for a Discussion on the book The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power
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