The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.
The 2015-16 Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) will feature New York Times Bestseller The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by investigative reporter and Rolling Stones magazine contributor, Matt Taibbi.
According to the Washington Post, Matt Taibbi “is a relentless investigative reporter. He takes readers inside not only investment banks, hedge funds and the blood sport of short-sellers, but into the lives of the needy, minorities, street drifters…to juxtapose justice for the poor and the powerful.” Taibbi’s other books include Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History (2011) and The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion (2009). He received the National Magazine Award for commentary in 2008.
February 3, 2016
Author’s Talk – The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Book signing to follow at 9:30 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
To purchase tickets, please mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.