Participate in Gladstone’s Black History Month book swap! Members from Elevated Voices have set up a book swap on the community table in the Gladstone lobby, filled with books by Black authors that are available for anyone to pick up and read.
To help keep the books stocked, you can also add a book written by a Black author to the table, similar to a little free library.
You can stop by the book swap anytime from February 8–29, 2024, to pick up or add a book.
A variety of genres will be represented. Some books you’ll find in the book swap include:
- Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
- Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- And many more!
If you work remotely and are interested in checking out some of the recommended books, you can use this book list to find or add suggestions to.
You can sign up for a local library card, which will give you access to physical, ebooks, and audiobooks. Download the Libby app for ebooks and audiobooks. Prime Reading also offers free ebooks if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
Black History Month events are organized by Elevated Voices, Gladstone’s community group dedicated to provide visibility, advocacy, mentorship, and social opportunities to foster a supportive network that connects people of color at Gladstone.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.
We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.