KU Faculty & Staff Book It

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, KU Faculty/Staff BookIt is a program focused around monthly topics. Each month there will be a book that “anchors” the month, but there will also be various types of other articles and blog posts recommended. The goal of this is not that you check out all of this, rather the intent is you pick with what works with your schedule and/or interest. Our intent with this is to foster and facilitate discussion amongst faculty/staff on these topics with what works for each person! There will be online discussion available in a closed facebook group, and one in-person gathering scheduled for each topic.

Have a suggestion for one of our topics? Submit your ideas here.

Theme for 2016-2017 KU Faculty & Staff Book It: Intersecting Identities 

October - The Privilege of Being Your Authentic Self

November - Erasure of Black Women

December - Coming of Age Stories

January - Faith and Religion

February - Unrecognized Identities and Experiences

March - War and Violence

April - Social Class and Socio Economic Status

May - Liberation, Freedom, and the Journey of Healing


Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

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"Growing up a brown Muslim girl...is almost paradoxical: You are at the same time desexualized & hypersexualized." https://t.co/M5ykQsqUJG

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