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What is One Book, One College

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What is One Book, One College 

One Book, One College (OBOC) is a year-long, interdisciplinary program engaging the college community through the reading and discussion of a shared book. The program aims to promote literacy and build a community of educated and empowered readers.

Campus events including book discussions, a film screening and a lecture or Symposium, will be organized for the Spring 2018 common reading book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2010) by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Spring 2018 Events

Them Too! Supporting Female Empowerment Worldwide Panel Discussion. Refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, March 22, 12:15pm-1:30pm

Where: F5-201

Half the Sky Documentary Student and Faculty Screening with Q&A. 

When: Tuesday, April 17, 12:15pm-1:30pm

Where: F5-201

Student-led Book Discussion of Half the Sky

When: Thursday, May 10, 12:15pm-1:30pm

Where: F5-201

Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Scholarly Review Articles of Half the Sky

  • White, Deborah, and Janice Du Mont. “Review: A Call to Galvanize a Movement to End the Oppression of Women Worldwide.” Social Justice, vol. 38, no. 3 (125), 2012, pp. 145–147.
  • ShacharAyelet, et al. “Global Gender Inequality and the Empowerment of Women A Discussion of Half the Sky...” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 8, no. 1, 2010, pp. 279–286.
  • Hindin, Michelle J. “Studies in Family Planning.” Studies in Family Planning, vol. 40, no. 4, 2009, pp. 341–342.