Women’s Reading and Discussion (WoRD) Club

The WoRD (Women’s Reading and Discussion) Book Club is a partner program of the CCSW. WoRD was created for the purpose of reading and discussing books related to employment and professional/personal growth and development, particularly as they relate to women. The WoRD Club hosts in-person meetings to discuss selected readings. The WoRD Club invites all interested UIC employees and students. To join us, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or Leslie Carnahan at lcarna2@uic.edu for more information and to be added to the listserv.

Upcoming events
Next meeting: July 27, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: 507 Disability, Health, and Social Sciences (DHSP Building), 1640 West Roosevelt Road, (UIC West Campus)
Reading selection: The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

2017-18 WoRD selections
Fall 2017: TBA
Spring 2018: TBA
Summer 2018: TBA

Previous WoRD selections
04/04/2017: “We Should All Be Feminists”
11/15/2016: “Between the World and Me”
03/30/2016: “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time”
11/11/2015: “Men Explain Things to Me”
07/21/2015: “Lean In”
03/18/2015: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
11/10/2014: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”
07/23/2014: “The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS”
03/07/2014: “The Story of Stuff”
10/10/2013: “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism”
07/15/2013: ” Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change”
03/19/2013: “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal”
06/04/2012: “Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard”
02/15/2012: “Wrong: Adventures in the Margins of Error ”
11/07/2011: “County: Life, Death and Politics in Chicago’s Public Hospital”
05/18/2011: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
02/01/2011: “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”
10/01/2010: “How to Say It For Women: communicating with confidence and Power Using the Language of Success”

WoRD Club meetings are designated as official Chancellor’s Status Committee meetings, and are thereby considered approved for employee participation. CCSW Website: https://ccsw.uic.edu/