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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. 

Fall 2022

MausFor 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

    • Students earn 1 unit for an independent study in English by registering for ENGL 70R01V
    • Faculty & staff earn professional development hours & can register here

Questions? Contact Laura and Amber ( 

Faculty & Staff

Earn PD by learning about literature alongside students & colleagues!

Employee Registration Fall 2022

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Please contact us!

Laura Gamez
 & Amber La Piana,
CRP Coordinators