Foothill Community Reading Project
The Foothill Community Reading Project (CRP) provides a space for all members of our community — students, faculty, staff, and administrators — to transcend the dynamics that typically shape our interactions by participating in a shared discourse around a common reading.
CRP employs all three dimensions of the equity-driven systems change model adopted by Foothill College while acknowledging that the discourses and frameworks to address equity and inclusion are ever-evolving. CRP offers a democratized approach to learning in an attempt to shift the institution beyond the goal of equity toward social justice through literature.
The Foothill CRP was developed by Equity Librarian Laura Gamez andEnglish Instructor Amber La Piana, who will co-facilitate 8-week sessions each fall and spring quarter.
For our inaugural quarter, we are focusing on the recently banned graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale, by Art Spiegelman.
Participants do not have to purchase any texts; print copies are available to borrow thanks to funding provided by the Foothill Library.
This quarter, we are pleased to feature a guest lecture by artist & scholar Joshua Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director Emeritus of the American Social History Project, Professor Emeritus of History, CUNY Graduate Center, and Library of Congress Advisory Board Member for the Caroline and Earwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon.
What: Maus: A Survivor's Tale, supplementary readings, podcasts, films, discussions, weekly reflections
Where: Zoom & Canvas
When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:20pm, 10/11/22 - 12/06/22 (no meeting on Election Day, 11/08/22)
Who: Students, faculty, staff, administrators
Questions? Contact Laura and Amber (email@example.com).