Penn Alumni Reading Club

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.

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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
https://ericaarmstrongdunbar.com/work/ 

 


        

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