Common Read 2017-2018

Common Read 2017-18

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Queensborough faculty members and their students will read My Beloved World in classes in the Spring 2018 semester.  All students will participate in co-curricular activities.

The coming fall marks the centennial celebration of women having the right to vote in New York State.  To commemorate this anniversary, the College recently announced a theme for the coming academic year of female empowerment and gender equality.  This announcement was coupled with a request to align events and activities throughout the coming academic year with this theme.

For the coming year, the committee has selected My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Justice and third woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.  You can read more about this text at Penguin Random House.

For additional information regarding this initiative please contact Dr. Robin Ford, Assistant Professor, English, and Coordinator of the Common Read, at, or Dr. Henry Davis, Academic Program Specialist at

Common Read Events Calendar

The co-curricular events for this year's Common Read will take place March 12 - 29th. 

Spring 2018 Common Read Calendar of Events

March 12, Me, too Dialogue, Facilitated by Prof. Barbara Rome, 12:10-2 P.M., S-112.

March 12, Miss Representation, Facilitated by Prof. Susan Lago, 2:10-4 P.M., M136

March 13, Hidden Figures Screening, Facilitated by Prof. Mercedes Franco, 12:10-2:20 P.M., S112

March 14, The Empowered Voter: Women's Activism & Modern Dat Barriers-NYPIRG,
Facilitated by Mr. Colin Hughs & Prof. Robin Ford, 12:15-2 P.M., LB14

March 14, Women Leaders Panel, Facilitated by Prof. Robin Ford, 2:10-4 P.M., S112

March 15, Autobiography Panel, Facilitated by Prof. Aliza Atik, 12:10- 2 P.M., M136

March 19, Miss Representation Screenning, Facilitated by Prof. Robin Ford, 10:10 A.M.-12 P.M., S112

March 19, SCOTUS & Current Cases Requiring Scientific Literacy, Facilitated by Prof. Sara Danzi-Engoron, 3:10-4 P.M., S223 *In-Class Event-For seating inquiries, please e-mail

March 20, Memoir Workshop, Facilitated by Prof. Robin Ford & Prof. Alisa Cercone, 2:10-4 P.M., S112

March 21, Civilian Complaint Revew Board, Facilitated by Prof. Celia Sporer, 1:10-3 P.M., S112

March 21, Exploring Vulnerability as Strength, Facilitated by Prof. Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, 10:10 A.M.-12 P.M. *In-Class Event-Closed.

March 22, Hidden Figures Screening, Facilitated by Prof. Carolyn King, 4:10-6:20 P.M., M136

March 26, Being Bilingual, Facilitated by Prof. Jennifer Maloy, 2:10-3:40 P.M., M136

March 26, Themes of Feminism in Music: Our Song is Drawn From Us, Facilitated by Prof. Steven Dahlke, 3:10-4:40 P.M., S112

March 27, Bronx Poets, Facilitated by Prof. Irvin Weatherby, Jr., 12:10-2 P.M., S112

March 27, Temple Grandin Screening, Facilitated by Prof. Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, 8-10 A.M., *In-Class Event-Closed.

March 28, Law School: What is it Really Like?, Facilitated by Prof. Kathleen Alves, 11 A.M.- 12 P.M., S112

March 28, Miss Representation Screening, 4:10-6 P.M., M136

March 28, Common Read Open Mic, Facilitated by Prof. Benjamin Miller, 12:10-2 P.M., LB14

March 29, Closing Reception, Student Union Lobby, 10 A.M.-12 P.M.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.