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: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 507, Disability, Health, and Social Policy (DHSP) Building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., West Campus
Reading selection: The Mother of All Questions, Rebecca Solnit

2017-18 WoRD selections
Fall 2017: Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, edited by Carolina di Robertis
Spring 2018: The Mother of All Questions, Rebecca Solnit
Summer 2018: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman

Previous WoRD selections
11/28/2017: Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
07/27/2017: The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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/