Statement on our 2019-2020 CCBP Theme
The Campus Community Book Project theme, selected annually by the UC Davis Campus Council on Community and Diversity, addresses a complex and compelling topic of our time. This could not be truer for our 2019-2020 theme: violence and gun violence have become an all-too-familiar part of our collective consciousness, and they are issues that are centered in current debates and divides across the nation. Recognizing the challenges, history, and trauma associated with our theme, this year’s book project intends to serve as one of the many campus and community conversations that will need to continue locally as well as nationally.
We acknowledge that the 2019-2020 Campus Community Book Project program is not without limitations. Our sphere of influence is limited to the specific populations that engage with the UC Davis community. Our program also operates largely within a world view that is influenced by western, specifically, U.S., norms and values. While the aim of our program is to provide platforms for further learning and discussion, we nevertheless recognize that we may not be able—or we may not be equipped—to develop solutions around these topics.
We hold the following goals for the 2019-2020 Campus Community Book Project:
- As a public institution, it is our obligation to provide a platform wherein campus and community members can come together to discuss challenges of our shared climate, in a local and national context.
- We seek to gain a better understanding of the intersections of violence and gun violence, and its disproportionate impact on marginalized groups.
- We recognize the intersection of disparities related to violence and gun violence and basic human needs, such as access to healthcare and rehabilitative resources, and we endeavor to further our collective learning around these limitations and barriers.
- We strive to affirm the lived experiences of our community members, and to re-affirm our commitment to non-violent exchange while promoting “our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect” (UC Davis Principles of Community).
Taped CCBP Events:
CCBP is pleased to work with Academic Technology Services to videotape our events. Please continue to check back for event videos.
CCBP Articles and Videos:
BOOK PROJECT: 'Another Day' of Gun Violence - UC Davis Dateline
UCD launches 2019-20 Community Book Project - Davis Enterprise
BOOK PROJECT: Gun Violence and Its Victims - UC Davis Dateline
UC Davis instructors are encouraged to incorporate the Campus Community Book Project in coursework across the disciplines. We are especially grateful for our partnership with First-Year Seminars. Read more about the Campus Community Book Project - First-Year Seminar collaboration here.
- Workload English (Workload 057)
- Another Day in the Death of America (First-Year Seminar)
- First-Gen: Guns+Roses—Digital Media Strategies for Creative Campaigns Against Violence (First-Year Seminar)
- Human Rights in the Americas (History 161)