Bay College Announces Community-And-Campus Book Read Initiative


The Bay College Diversity Committee (BCDC) is excited to announce a Community-And-Campus winter book read.  The BCDC has selected historian and author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s book titled “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.”  This New York Times Bestseller and recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, is a thought-provoking and well-documented re-visioning of the history of our country.

Due to the length and depth of the book, the BCDC will host two in-person discussions.  The first discussion will cover chapters 1-6 on Tuesday, Feb 21st, Escanaba Campus at 4 p.m. ET and Iron Mountain Campus time is TBD.  The second will cover the final chapters 7-12 on Tuesday, Mar 21st, Escanaba Campus at 4 p.m. and Iron Mountain Campus is TBD.  For those attending the Escanaba Campus discussions, they’re held in the Café Bay/Cafeteria located in Building 500.  For those attending the Iron Mountain discussions, they’re held in the Lower Commons.  Light refreshments will be provided at the discussions.

Bay College students, staff, faculty, and the community are encouraged to join the winter book read!  If you’d like to participate, please sign up by emailing events_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE with the subject line: “C+C Book Read,” and provide the following details: first and last name, email and/or phone number.  The book can be purchased online, at your local book store, or reserved at your local library.  In addition, both campuses have a limited supply of free copies for students and Bay employees.  To get a free copy, visit the Bay College Library in Escanaba or the Student Services Desk in Iron Mountain.

“The Bay College Diversity Committee mission is to work to promote awareness of diversity at all Bay College campuses and in our surrounding communities through annual programming and events that strengthen global awareness, encourage cultural understanding, and unite us through our commonalities and across differences. Hence why this committee has spearheaded this community-campus book read initiative,” says Jessica Beaver, co-chair of the Bay College Diversity Committee.

In conjunction with the book read, on Thursday, Mar 2nd, the Bay Film Series will be showing the documentary Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice, by Michigan filmmaker Audrey Geyer.   The film will be shown at 7 p.m. ET in the Besse Center Theater – Escanaba Campus with discussion to follow.  Tickets are $5/public and $2/K-Bay* and are available at the Box Office or can be purchased online.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit  *Discounted tickets can be purchased in-person at the Box Office. Please bring I.D.

For more information or questions about the Community-And-Campus Book Read, contact events_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE or 906-217-4040.