Human rights, cultural issues, and social inequality are just a few areas Chandler-Gilbert Community College students will examine over the next two years as the college launches its Common Book CGCC initiative, "Living on the Borders: Migration, Identity and Survival."
Common Book CGCC is a program in which college faculty from across all academic subject areas choose fiction and non-fiction books to incorporate into their curriculum. In addition to in-class study, the college will host a series of events, speakers, and activities that connect to this initiative.
English faculty Chris Schnick said that the “Borders” theme was chosen for its relevance to current events in the Southwest and throughout the world, and because it was a theme to which faculty from across the college could connect their classes.
"’Living on the Borders: Migration, Identity and Survival’ will examine human rights, the ability for all people living in the area to flourish culturally, economic connections between people in the Southwest, the historic legacies of policies related to people living in the border region, and more,” Schnick said.
Photo by Los Angeles Times Journalist Don Bartletti, who will present at CGCC on November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
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