Common Read

Your First-Year Seminar will participate in the campus-wide discussion prompted by Arcadia's 2020-21 Common Read selections, which are books that have been chosen for their ability to generate critical conversations about social justice in the United States.
How to Be an Antiracist Book Cover

How to Be an Antiracist 
Ibram X. Kendi

"There is no neutrality in the racism struggle...One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist."

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive Book Cover

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
Stephanie Land

“Being poor, living in poverty, seemed a lot like probation - the crime being a lack of means to survive.”

You will receive a copy of How to Be an Antiracist in the mail by early August. Please be sure to read the first four chapters before you attend Fall Orientation in August (and be sure to bring the book with you, if you'll be moving into campus housing).

Once the fall semester begins, you'll receive a copy of Maid through your First-Year Seminar, in preparation for a conversation hosted by the author, Stephanie Land, early in the spring semester.

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