"MIT Reads" focuses community on diversity, inclusion for 2016-2017

This week, MIT LIbraries launches a new institute-wide program, MIT Reads. The program offers an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Each year’s selected readings will center on a theme representing an important campus issue or priority. For 2016–2017, the theme is diversity and inclusion.Three times a year, the Libraries will collaborate with various campus partners to select readings and hold discussions open to all community members (students, faculty, staff, and affiliates). As part of the program, The MIT Press Bookstore is offering chosen books at a steep discount to all MIT community members.

All are encouraged to participate in readings and discussions. For the inaugural reading, the Libraries partnered with LBGTQ@MIT and the Gender Fluidity Group to select Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock. More information about MIT Reads is available on the website: http://libraries.mit.edu/mit-reads/