The Common Read Program

One book enriching the lives of many on campus

The Common Read Program, in partnership with The Learning Society, is a cross-campus, multidisciplinary experience that connects students, staff and faculty in a shared intellectual experience, inspiring curiosity and sparking conversation. We engage with meaningful texts of our time and provide a space for discourse. A Common Read can provide a shared language and shared experiences across classes, departments, offices and other "pockets" of how we live and work on campus.

Campus-Wide Connections

During Fall 2019, the entire Queens community will explore the topic of criminal justice together.

This year's Common Read will feature Michelle Alexander, New York Times best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. All undergraduate students, full time and current adjunct faculty, and staff can pick up a complimentary copy of The New Jim Crow by showing their Q-Card at the bookstore.

Several Fall engagement opportunities have been planned to prepare campus for Michelle Alexander’s visit on Tuesday, November 19.

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