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Read & Reflect Book Club

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READ & REFLECT BOOK CLUB, jointly hosted by Neumann Library, Counseling Services, and the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is an informal and flexible book club open to all UHCL students, faculty, and staff and is intended to allow our community to read, reflect, and engage in open dialogue. Rather than focusing our attention on any one book in particular, each participant will read a book on the theme in order to open the conversation to far more perspectives than any one book allows.

The READ & REFLECT inaugural 2020-2021 book club will focus on exploring issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice to provide an avenue for discussion about the systemic racism impacting BIPOC communities.

Choose any book that explores a different perspective, either in terms of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or other difference. The book can be either fiction or nonfiction, and can be at any reading level.

The book club will meet multiple times over the summer, fall, and spring in a virtual format for an informal discussion of the theme and books selected by the participants. 

Registration for the book club is ongoing; come to as many or as few meetings as you would like! If you miss any of the early meetings, please feel free to sign up and join us for future dates.

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in this program should contact Kate Carter at at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation.


Wednesday, February 17 @ 12 Noon*

*(Canceled due to Winter Storm Uri)


Wednesday, April 14 @ 12 Noon

Join us for an open book club exploring diversity & inclusion. Bring any book ( all genres and reading levels welcome) and join in the discussion!

Community Guidelines

The goal of the Read & Reflect Book Club is to offer the UHCL community opportunities to learn, connect, and share with one another about lived experiences and new perspectives related to the concepts explored by the books chosen by the participants.  We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and religion (or lack thereof).

We expect all book club discussion participants to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. Participants are expected to:

  • Participate in an authentic, constructive, and active way.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in speech and action.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your environment and of your fellow participants.

Unacceptable behaviors include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events, and in one-on-one communications.

Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

We hope to offer all participants an optimum environment to learn, share, and connect.

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