The One Community, One Book initiative brought together resources from USF’s Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE), Division of Student Life and the Gleeson Library to jointly select a book related to race/racism/anti-racism for USF’s fall 2021 incoming first-year students. In Fall 2021, volunteering staff, administrators and faculty led small seminars with incoming students to discuss the selected book during orientation. This initiative built upon anti-racism resources previously developed by USF’s Gleeson Library and promoted interdisciplinary dialogues across campus and in the community to examine race and racism, major issues that impact the Black community. By partnering various campus offices, these dialogues provided our community with valuable perspective and build ongoing connections between these institutional actors.

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Submissions from 2021

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So you want to talk about race: A conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, Ijeoma Oluo