Diversity Common Reader Program

The Diversity Common Reader Program (DCRP) is a semester-long initiative focused on embracing diversity by exposing a new cultural or ethnic idea at a campus-wide level. At the beginning of the semester The Diversity Common Reader Committee selects a book that advances diversity. The selected book is made available, free of charge, to all interested NMU students and faculty discussion leaders.The committee invites the campus community to participate in discussions with the author or other notable speakers visiting campus. In addition, the committee invites the community to participate in writing and art contests reflecting the reading. Books are available at the Multicultural Education and Resource Center. For information on the Common Reader Book Launch, contact DCRP committee chair Heather Pickett at hpickett@nmu.edu or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (diversity@nmu.edu, 906-227-2000).

2020 Diversity Common Reader 












Diversity Reader Events for 2020 are cancelled.

Event Description Date/time Location  
Book Distribution Ongoing- while supplies last

MERC  (3001 Hedgecock)

Silent Reading Tea Party and Book Giveaway Friday, February 21, 12:00 - 2:00pm The Lodge  
Silent Reading Parties Fridays in March, 12:00 - 1:00pm Library Atrium  
Immigration to the U.P. 
Dr. Marcus Robyns - NMU Archives
Monday, March 23rd at 12:00 - 1:00pm NMU Archives (126 Harden Hall)  

Obesity, Diabetes & Depression - Panel Presentation
Dr. Liz Wuorinen - Health and Human Performance
Dr. Lanae Joubert - Health and Human Performance
Jennifer Gorton - Counseling and Consultation Services

Monday, March 23rd at 5:00 - 6:30pm Jamrich 3103  
Zen Buddhism - A Talk and Guided Meditation
Dr. Paul Lehmberg - NMU Faculty Emeritus
Tuesday, March 24th at 5:00 - 6:30pm Jamrich 3102  
Book Discussion
Dr. Lesley Larkin - Department of English
Wednesday, March 25th at 4:00 - 5:00pm Jamrich 1313  
Keynote Address
Ira Sukrungruang - Author of Southside Buddhist: Essays
Thursday, March 26th at 7:30 pm Mead Auditorium  

Panel Presentation
NMU International and Study Abroad Students

Friday, March 27 at 11:00 - 12:00pm Jamrich 1315