A faculty-led book club for Penn alumni
In the spirit of Ben Franklin, who in 1727 formed a club for those sharing his enthusiasm for learning and conversation, Penn Alumni Education invites you to join the Penn Alumni Reading Club. Twice a semester, a different Penn faculty member or alumnus/a affiliated with the Center for Africana Studies will select a book or article he/she has written and/or teaches and lead a discussion of the work. The event will run on-campus and online simultaneously, offering alumni across the globe the opportunity to pose questions, think critically, and engage intellectually with world-renowned faculty members and fellow Quakers.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, C'94
September 12, 2017
7pm – 8pm, Sweeten Alumni House or Online
Join Penn alumna and Professor at the University of Delaware Erica Armstrong Dunbar, C'94 for an interactive discussion of her new book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. This program, free and open to all Penn alumni, is co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, Penn Spectrum Programs, the Penn Club of Philadelphia, and the Black Alumni Society.
Past Penn Alumni Reading Club Discussions
The Underground Railroad
Penn Professor Salamishah Tillet, an acclaimed scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and African-American and Ethnic American literature, discusses the book, The Underground Railroad by author Colson Whitehead. Watch Now
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century
Penn Professor Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law for an interactive discusses of her book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century. Watch Now