The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) promotes dialogue and builds community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The Book Project—a signature initiative out of the Office of Campus Community Relations, a unit in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, since 2002—advances the mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.

About the 2022-2023 Book Project

The 2022-2023 Campus Community Book Project focuses on the topic of transformative justice/police reform and features Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment by Zach Norris. Originally titled We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, the book calls upon many systems that play a role in the imperative for community safety, including the criminal legal system, healthcare, education, food and housing access and support for caregivers. Read more about the selection here

Our selection was recommended by a volunteer committee of students, staff, faculty and community, who reviewed and deliberated over 70 nominations. All are welcome to join our selection process—learn more about the Book Project committees here.

Future Themes & Selections

The 2023-2024 Campus Community Book Project will address the theme of ethnonationalism/global ethnonationlism/white supremacy. Please visit the Book Project nominations & selection page for more information.