Baldwin Book Club

The Multicultural Center, in collaboration with Leadership Programs, is sponsoring the Baldwin Book Club, an opportunity for students to come together to discuss a book with social justice themes. As leaders in a multicultural society, it is important to understand how to navigate racial issues and work with diverse individuals. The Baldwin Book Club provides a forum to students to talk about these important issues and learn from each other about what is needed to be culturally competent leaders.

The Baldwin Book Club selection for Fall 2021 is Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson. Be a part of the conversation by joining us in person in Student Center West, 474 . or online via WebEx. Please see the virtual links below. To request a copy of the book, please contact Leadership Programs at 404-413-1582 or email William Britto.

About the Book

“Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people–people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.

Mary Robinson’s mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change..”

Fall 2021 Dates

Wednesday,September 15, 3 p.m.
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Wednesday,October 13, 3 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 10, 3 p.m.
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Please contact Kristina Clement to receive your copy!