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Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CHAT & CHEW Virtual Book Club - The Chat & Chew Series was planned and initiated by the Chancellor’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the UA - Pulaski Tech Cultural Diversity and Community Involvement Committee.

Join the UA - Pulaski Tech community for a virtual book club to connect with students, faculty, staff and alumni as we engage with texts that elevate voices, share experiences, and indulge together in lifelong learning. Participation is free!


CHAT & CHEW is on hiatus for the Summer!

Here are a few recommended reads during the break.

  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee
  • After Elias by Eddy Boudel Tan

CHAT & CHEW will resume again beginning Tuesday, September 7 with The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks.

Meeting dates and times

Chat & Chew will take place virtually via Teams on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Registration will place you in the group forum where the monthly meetings take place. This will also be the hub for discussions.

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

Why Join

1. Book clubs keep your brain sharp

It’s a scientific fact that reading helps keep your brain sharp. Discussing what you’ve read with others can challenge your understanding and help you make new connections that you may not have thought about before.

2. Book clubs offer great stress relief

It is estimated that just six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by more than 68%, and with faster results than other outlets like listening to music or going for a walk.

3. You can make lasting friendships talking about books

Actress, Charlotte Ahlin, said it best, “a book club is the ideal excuse to schedule some time in your life when you can just focus on books and friends and things you enjoy.”

The books and themes

Book themes will be determined based off of the campus Diversity Calendar. However, book club members will vote between several options to select a book based on reader interests.

  • September – Hispanic Heritage
  • October – LGBTQI & Domestic Violence Awareness
  • November – Native American & Mental Health
  • December – Human Rights & Poverty

The Chat & Chew Series was planned and initiated by the Chancellor’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information, contact Adora Curry at [email protected].