Galerstein Gender Center

GGC Book Club

Fall 2021+

UTD monogram. The University of Texas at Dallas. Galerstein Gender Center. The GGC Book Club presents: image of the book cover for Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall. Below, image of the book cover for the graphic novel Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists by Mikki Kendall. Bonus book included. The Galerstein Gender Center will provide books for the first 15 book club registrants for free! Asterisk must attend meet and greet to receive your books. Student Schedule. (selected Wednesdays) 2PM to 3PM. September 29th, October 27th, and November 17th. Staff and Faculty Schedule. (selected Wednesdays) 12PM to 1PM. September 29th, October 27th, and November 17th. Register at: utd.link/GGCBookClub21. Asterisk attendance of the majority of meetings is essential to the integrity of the Book Club asterisk.

The Galerstein Gender Center will provide books for the first 15 book club registrants for free!

*Must attend meet and greet to receive your book.

Register for the Fall 2021 book club.

*Attendance of the majority of meetings is essential to the integrity of the Book Club*

Fall 2020+

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity, by Liz Plank

Presented by the GGC Book Club
Meet and Greet for all book club members, Sept. 10 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Student schedule: Selected Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. October: 10/1. November: 11/5.
Staff and faculty schedule: Selected Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. October: 10/1. November: 11/5.

The Galerstein Gender Center will provide books for the first 15 book club registrants for free! *Must attend meet and greet to receive your book.

Register for the Fall 2020 book club.

*Attendance of the majority of meetings is essential to the integrity of the Blook Club*

Fall 2019+

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, by Franchesca Ramsey

The Galerstein Gender Center is hosting and facilitating a bi-weekly book club, and reading Francesca Ramsey’s “Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes from an Accidental Activist”. The book club has two sections, the Student section meet Thursdays, and the Staff/Faculty section meet on Fridays.

Fall 2018+

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

The Galerstein Gender Center hosted and facilitated a monthly book club and will be reading Ijeoma Oluo’s “So You Want To Talk About Race”.Content Warning: The book contains strong language, including some profanity. The opinions expressed in this book do not necessarily reflect the views of the Galerstein Gender Center or UT Dallas.Book Review from Good Reads:

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don’t dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor’s seminal essay “The Meaning of a Word.”

-Good Reads

Student book club participants pose with a sign promoting the book.
Staff book club participants holding copies of the book.

Fall 2017- Spring 2018+

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, by Anne Helen Petersen

The Galerstein Gender Center hosts and facilitates a monthly book club, one for students and one for staff/faculty. Each club meets three times a semester.

The 2017 – 2018 book is Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen. The book is also available in our Lending Library for check out.

Book Description: From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She’s the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.

Content Warning: The book contains strong language, including some profanity. The opinions expressed in this book do not necessarily reflect the views of the Galerstein Gender Center or UT Dallas.

Book Club Students pose with their copies of the book.

 
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Galerstein Gender Center
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021