Bay College announces community-and-campus book read initiative

ESCANABA — The Bay College Diversity Committee has announced a Community-And-Campus winter book read. The BCDC has selected historian and author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s book titled “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.”

This New York Times Bestseller and recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, is a thought-provoking and well-documented re-visioning of the history of our country.

Due to the length and depth of the book, the BCDC will host two in-person discussions. The first discussion will cover chapters 1-6 on Tuesday, Feb 21, Escanaba Campus at 4 p.m. Eastern time and Iron Mountain Campus, time to be determined. The second will cover the final chapters 7-12 on Tuesday, March 21, Escanaba Campus at 4 p.m. and Iron Mountain Campus to be determined.

Discussions at the Escanaba Campus will be in the Cafe Bay/Cafeteria in Building 500. Discussions at the Iron Mountain campus will be in the Lower Commons. Light refreshments will be provided at the discussions.

If you’d like to participate, sign up by emailing events@baycollege.edu with the subject line: “C+C Book Read,” and provide the following details: first and last name, email and/or phone number. The book can be purchased online, at a local book store, or reserved at a local library.

In addition, both campuses have a limited supply of free copies for students and Bay employees. To get a free copy, go to the Bay College Library in Escanaba or the Student Services Desk in Iron Mountain.

In conjunction with the book read, on Thursday, March 2, the Bay Film Series will be showing the documentary “Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice,” by Michigan filmmaker Audrey Geyer. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Eastern time in the Besse Center Theater, Escanaba Campus with discussion to follow. Tickets are $5 for the public and $2 for students and are available at the Box Office or can be purchased online.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.baycollege.tix.com.

For more information or questions about the Community-And-Campus Book Read, contact events@baycollege.edu or 906-217-4040.


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