USD Just Read: 'The Bluest Eye'
Date and Time
Friday, April 15, 2011
As in previous years, USD is partnering with the Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc. for a campus and community-wide read of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
Books can be ordered from the Torero Store. Copies may be borrowed from Human Resources, the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, and the Center for Educational Excellence. Planned book discussions, open to everyone, will take place on campus at the following times and locations. Please RSVP online. Complimentary lunch for the first 4 sessions will be available to those who RSVP.
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Camino Hall, Room 101
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Hahn University Center Forum A
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Hahn University Center, Room 107
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 201
USD Faculty Panel Discussion
2 – 4 p.m.
Manchester Executive Conference Center Auditorium
Faculty panelists include Esteban del Rio (Communication Studies); Rosette Garcia (English); Deborah Sundmacher (English); and Zachary Green (School of Leadership and Education Sciences).
Click here for the Just Read printable flyer.
We encourage all faculty, student, staff and the local community to read The Bluest Eye and join us for the discussions.
Nobel Prize winner for literature, author Toni Morrison, opens our hearts to the plight of an 11-year old black girl, Pecola Breedlove, who prays for blue eyes and gets them. This vivid, evocative, poignant, even painfully beautiful novel, The Bluest Eye, set in 1941, takes us, the world community, on an imaginative journey with Pecola to get those blue eyes. Along the way, we get a glimpse of humanity and the harvest we reap from the seeds we sow in young minds.
- Whiteness and Blackness
- Beauty and Ugliness
- Purity and Impurity
- Perfection and Imperfection
- Superiority and Inferiority
- Equality and Inequality
Co-sponsored with: The Center for Educational Excellence (CEE); The Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID); The Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc. (BSSD); United Front Multicultural Center (UFMC); Community Service Learning (CSL); Student Affairs; The Provost’s Office; The Department of English; Human Resources and the Alcalá Readers; US Bank