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Chat and Chew Virtual Book Club

Saturday, November 26, 2022

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 will take place virtually through Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, November 30 at noon. Access to this discussion via Microsoft Teams is available at the following: Microsoft Teams - Chat & Chew Discussion

Information for downloading and using Microsoft Teams is available at www.uaptc.edu/it-services/students#teams.


FEATURED BOOK FOR NOVEMBER

You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce

You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce

You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce. From Macmillan Publishing: Nationally bestselling author Julissa Arce interweaves her own experiences with cultural commentary in a powerful polemic against the myth that assimilation leads to happiness and belonging for immigrants in America. Instead, she calls for a celebration of our uniqueness, our origins, our heritage, and the beauty of the differences that actually make us Americans.

Julissa Arce is a nationally recognized author, sought-after speaker, producer, and social changemaker. She is the best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me. Arce is a Crooked media contributor and a frequent writer for TIME Magazine, and has provided political commentary across numerous TV networks including NBC News, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and MSNBC. She is the cofounder of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students regardless of their immigration status. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.


FAQ

1. How often will books be read, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?

A new book will be chosen each month with a virtual discussion taking place at the beginning on the following month. The virtual discussion topics will be derived from the texts and will cover lifelong learning, personal growth, and other topics. Each book should take an average of nine hours to read from cover to cover. If you have between 1-2 hours a week to read, you should be fine. In Spring 2023, the Chat & Chew Virtual Book Club Series will return Feb. 8 and April 5.

2. Will there be any in-person meetings of the book club?

No, the book club will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.

3. Is there any cost to participate?

Participation is free for all students, faculty, staff and alumni.

4. How do I get the books?

A limited amount of books are available for loan at the Main Campus and Little Rock-South libraries. Additionally, books are available for purchase with a 15% UA-PTC discount at Pyramid Books in Little Rock. Participants can also check out books for free at their local library or purchase digital or audio versions online.

5. How do book club discussions work?

The book club will meet at the beginning of each month at noon through Microsoft Teams. A moderator will pose questions and facilitate the conversation. Additionally, a forum in Microsoft Teams will be provided to allow book club members to post and share relevant articles and discussion topics from the book. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.

6. What if my question isn't answered?

Feel free to contact Carita Alexander at (501) 812-2811 or e-mail [email protected].


The Chat & Chew Virtual Book Club Series was planned and initiated by the Chancellor’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information, contact Carita Alexander at (501) 812-2811 or e-mail [email protected].