2012-2013 Campus Community Book Project: Call for Nominations
The UC Davis Campus Council on Community and Diversity (CCC&D) invites all members of the campus and greater Davis community to nominate books related to the topic of civility/civil rights for the 2012-2013 annual Campus Community Book Project (CCBP). The 2012-13 theme encompasses a number of issues, including civil rights, civility or acts of incivility, and the practice of civil discourse in the midst of diverging points of view.
The bias and hate incidents that have happened in the last year throughout the UC system were among the reasons why the Campus Council on Community and Diversity felt that civility/civil rights was a worthwhile topic.
The Campus Community Book Project aims to foster dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and residents of the surrounding areas about important social issues. It also promotes learning about varied perspectives and ideas concerning the chosen topic.
We welcome nominations of books that meet the criteria of being:
* compelling and thought provoking to stimulate dialogue about contemporary questions that have many possible answers;
* well-written and accessible to a general audience;
* short enough to be read within the time frame usually allotted for coursework;
* provocative and intriguing to as many members of the community as possible, to invite diverse participation and integration into discussion groups and courses across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Any published work that is still in print in paperback including non-fiction work, plays, novels, collections of short stories or essays is eligible. An additional consideration for recommended title is the possibility that the book's author will be available to speak as part of the Mondavi Center's Distinguished Lecture Series for the 2012-2013 season.
To make a nomination, contact Mikael Villalobos, Administrator of Diversity Education and Chair of the Campus Community Book Project at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the book title and author, plus a short description and explanation of why this book represents a worthy selection. The CCBP Selection Committee will begin reviewing nominations at the end of July, so book recommendations are requested by July 15, 2011.
If you are interested in serving on the CCBP Selection Committee, which will review the nominations, please contact Mikael Villalobos. The committee meets through the summer and more frequently in the fall as it proceeds to final selection.
The Campus Community Book Project is sponsored by the Office of Campus Community Relations, the Campus Council on Community and Diversity, and the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost.