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I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness) Book Club: Home

I.D.E.A. Book Club

The I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness) Book Club is co-sponsored by the Clemson University Office of Inclusion and Equity, Clemson TIGERS Advance, and Clemson University Libraries to read and discuss books that expand our awareness of equity and diversity in the world around us.

The group will meet every other week starting on Wednesday, September 1, from 12:00 - 1:00 via Zoom to discuss a few chapters of the book The State Must Provide: Why America's Colleges Have Always Been Unequal - And How to Set Them Right by Adam Harris.

Thanks to the generosity of Clemson TIGERS Advance and the Clemson University Office of Inclusion and Equity, we were able to offer a free copy of the book to the first 20 people to RSVP and commit to attending at least three of the five sessions. The book is on order and will soon be available through Clemson University Libraries here. You can also purchase a copy through IndieBound, Amazon.

All copies have been claimed and the fall cohort has begun. If you are interested in participating in the spring 2021 group, please email

Do you have a title that you think would be a good fit for the book club? Suggest it here!

The State Must Provide

Dates, Location, Chapters

Wednesday, September 1 (Introduction, Chapter 1)
Wednesday, September 15 (Chapter 2, Chapter 3)
Wednesday, September 29(Chapter 4, Chapter 5)
Wednesday, October 13 (Chapter 6, Chapter 7)
Wednesday, October 27 (Chapter 8, Chapter 9)

All events will take place via Zoom from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

After RSVP-ing, you will receive a calendar invitation to the sessions.