Two students reading books next to colorful artwork.


Let’s read together! This campus-wide program is open to all and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion by exploring four themes with four different books each year.

In partnership with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) the Centre for Engaged Inclusion (CEI) brings you Beyond the Book for the entire Lansing Community College community.

The 2021-22 books are:

  • Gender and Self Identity: “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football,” by John Urschel and Louisa Thomas
  • Global and Cultural Perspectives: “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Accessibility and Advocacy: “Educated,” by Tara Westover
  • Diversity and Racial Equity: “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent,” by Isabel Wilkerson

LCC students and employees are provided with free copies in order to provide as much accessibility to the book as possible. Books Are Available for Pick Up in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center Arts and Science Building 1313 and in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion in the Gannon Building.

Discussion dates, times and facilitators will be announced soon; it’s not necessary to have read a book in order to participate in a discussion session.

Find more information at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion: