Diverse Books & Open Conversations – "There There" by Tommy Orange

When: Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Join us for a discussion of There There by Tommy Orange, the Winter Quarter Diverse Book, the first in the Library's series Diverse Books & Open Conversations.

There There by Tommy Orange on display in Regenstein Library
There There by Tommy Orange

There There, a portrait of lives and relationships of contemporary “urban Indians,” recounts the interconnected stories of multiple narrators. Each one, speaking from their own perspective and drawing from their own experiences, is preparing for an upcoming powwow. Orange directly addresses issues of assimilation, bureaucracy, activism and cultural preservation with a deft touch.

Diverse Books & Open Conversations strives to enhance campus climate and build community through a shared experience, bringing together undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members to read the same book and engage in dialogues across campus. We aim for this reading group to foster engagement in critical conversations around diversity and inclusion.

Free and open to the public. Please register.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Joseph Regenstein Library at 773-702-4685.

Visit the Diverse Books series page for more information. There you can suggest a book for the next discussion, find reviews of There There and interviews with Tommy Orange, and discover some similar books in our collections.

Updated January 13, 2020 to reflect that this event will take place in Regenstein Room 122A.