Campus Climate Book Club Fall 2017

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Note: Late registration will be accepted as long as our supply of books lasts. Please email T.J. Aiyash at for more information.

This campus-wide effort intends to bring students, faculty, and staff together to discuss Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence and themes related to the text.

We will be distributing copies of this text at no cost to those students, faculty, and staff who reserve a copy with us by Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Use the form at the bottom of this page to reserve your copy. After the registration period closes, instructions will be sent via email regarding when and where to pick up your copy of the book.

The kick-off event will take place Monday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Platteville Rooms of the Markee Pioneer Student Center.

Questions or requests for disability accomodations can be directed to T.J. Aiyash at

A description of Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.:

“Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively. Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised.

This book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, and provides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating and leading honest and forthright discussions. Readers will develop a stronger ability to build rapport with people unlike themselves, and discover how not talking about race impacts society as a whole.”

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