About the DCRP
The Diversity Common Reader Program (DCRP) is a semester-long, campus-wide initiative that focuses on reading as a means of social dialogue and change. Held annually since 2013, this program comprises an interdisciplinary series of events inspired by a nonfiction book that advances discussions of diversity, inclusion, and justice.
Each year, books are distributed free of charge to interested NMU students (on a first-come-first-served basis), and all events are free and open to the public.
2020-2021 Book Selection
Working squarely within the prophetic tradition of literary giants James Baldwin and Richard Wright, Coates explores what it means to live in a black body in contemporary America. Between the World and Me folds trenchant social critique into an intimate letter addressed to the author's son, and is a singular and deeply compelling treatment of issues at the heart of the antiracist protests that have defined 2020.
We'd love to hear from you.
Once you've read the book, please submit a brief video response (3 minutes) to Between the World and Me: Virtual Voices, which will highlight perspectives from students, staff, faculty and community members.