Virtual Engagement

Book Club

The Southwestern University Alumni Association invites you to be a part of the SU Book Club. Join us for our regular book club format, or for our ongoing series, “Let’s Talk About It.”

Participate in the SU Book Club

Register to participate in the SU Book Club. Southwestern has an ongoing book club where participants play a part in determining the books that are read. Receive information about the books we will read and the times we will gather to engage in discussions surrounding the books. 

Sing, Unburied, Sing
The next book we will be reading in our ongoing book club is
 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. These are the
dates and chapters for each meeting are as follows:
August 13:  Chapters 1 - 3
August 20:  Chapters 4 - 9
August 27:  Chapters 10 - 15


Let’s Talk About It - Book Series

“Let’s Talk About It” is a discussion series within the Southwestern University Alumni Association book club. The series is meant to engage community members in conversations regarding a particular social theme. The next three books will address racial justice and inequality. Alumni, students, and friends voted on the books in late June 2020.

  • July 29 at 7:00 PM (CDT): White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. Join us for a panel-led discussion with:
    • Kylin Lee Ph.D., Psychologist at Southwestern University
    •  Isaac Bernal ’13, Alumni Council - Inclusion and Diversity Chair
    • Elizabeth Guillory Medina Ph.D. ’97, Alumni Council - Lifelong Learning Chair
    • Shannon Mariotti Ph.D., Professor of Political Science
  • Early September: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Late October: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Past Book Titles:

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles