2023-2024 Common Read: A Map is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family and the Meaning of
Home, edited by Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
Purpose: In keeping with BCC’s mission and equity statement, the purpose of the common reading of A Map is Only One Story is to promote a campus environment that advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Engage students, faculty, administration, staff and community in discussion of topics and questions of equity and social justice through a shared reading;
- Give students a positive reading experience by sharing the content of the reading through activities both inside and outside the classroom, thus helping students make connections between classroom and out-of-classroom experiences;
- Encourage campus-wide dialog and interdisciplinary explorations of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the academic year by a variety of activities.
A Map is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family and the Meaning of Home, edited by Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary is a collection of essays, which highlight the human side of immigration policies and polarized rhetoric as the writers share personal stories of existing between languages and cultures. From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations. A provocative collection of writers from all over the world, among its many themes are migration and belonging, family, identity, invisibility, language, community, and culture.
The committee working on the project is interdisciplinary and includes faculty, staff, students, and administration.
Faculty Development Workshop: Teaching A Map is Only One Story, 1:40-2:30
Faculty Development Workshop: Teaching A Map is Only One Story, 12:30-1:30
Faculty Development Workshop: More than One Story – Digital Storytelling, 12:30-1:30
Faculty Development Workshop: More than One Story – Digital Storytelling, 2:00-3:00
Reading Group, 12:30-1:30
History Lecture (TBA)
Reading Group, 4:00-5:00