Staff Reads: Fall Quarter 2020!

Staff Reads. Critical Race Theory. Read Now. Fall Quarter. Wednesdays, 10 AM. Zoom. All are welcomeNormally, we meet summer and winter quarters.  But we’d love to spend more time with you.  Join us this fall quarter for Staff Reads! We will be focusing on several texts and TedTalks around the theme of Critical Race Theory. We will spend some time reading Richard Delgado’s book of the same title, and watching a Ted Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Even if you’ve already spent time with these texts and ideas, we can learn and grow together.

Staff Reads is open to any person employed by UW Tacoma in any capacity.

What is Staff Reads? Inspired by the UW Tacoma Strategic Plan and Real Lit[erature], Staff Reads is a collaboration between the Center for Equity and Inclusion, The Center for Student Involvement, and the UW Tacoma Library.  The reading group seeks to create greater awareness and discussion of the experiences being had by our students, staff, and community members.

By interacting with non-fiction texts that discuss different issues being faced in our community, the reading group provides opportunities to dialogue and learn from each other.  Additional benefits have included creating community by reducing isolation, and enhancing campus education through peer-based discussion groups.

Sign up here!

To request disability accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, contact the Disability Resources for Students office at 253-692-4508, or submit a request at  Please contact Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman at if you want to arrange for Zoom accommodation.


2 thoughts on “Staff Reads: Fall Quarter 2020!

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if the sessions will be recorded? I would like to engage with you, but Wednesdays are my toughest teaching days with office hours so I cannot join the ‘live’ discussion.

    -Sonia De La Cruz
    SIAS – Communication

    1. Dear Sonia, thank you for your interest! I’ll email you offline with a link to our working document, which gives you access to the questions we are working through. Best, Johanna

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