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Are you a faculty or staff member interested in learning more about diverse identities and experiences?  Join InclusiveVT Book Circles to become part of a community of readers doing just that through books!

There are many ways to participate in InclusiveVT Book Circles, but it starts by joining the course on Canvas PDN using the self-enrollment link following the book description.

InclusiveVT Book Circles continues throughout the year with a new book for summer, fall, and spring.  Participants can join,leave, and rejoin anytime.  Participants earn badges for reading the book and participating in discussions either virtually or in person. The discussion questions prompt the reader to reflect on and apply the text's themes to improve their cultural competency.   After earning three book badges, the participant earns an InclusiveVT pathway badge. InclusiveVT badges demonstrate an individual’s continued engagement and learning in alignment with Virginia Tech's strategic commitment to elevate the Ut Prosim difference.

For more information, including how to start a book circle in your unit, contact

SUMMER 2022    Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann with Kristin Joiner

Faculty and Staff can enroll here:

SPRING 2022    Cousins by Betty Kilby Baldwin & Phoebe Kilby

Faculty and Staff can enroll here:

20-21 How To Be An Antiracisit by Ibram Kendi

Download the Reading Guide

19-20 The Little Book of Racial Healing, Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation, by Thomas Norman DeWolfe and Jodie Geddes. 

Download the Discussion Guide

The series is an entertaining and informational look at many of the people and programs that are dedicated to serving underrepresented and underserved students, as well as faculty and staff.

Available at the InclusiveVT YouTube Channel

Intentional engagement around identity, specifically race.

  • Anti-Racist Teaching
  • Conversation with Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Treyvon Martin
  • Conversation with Female Pioneers
  • Conversation About Race and Sports with Athletics Director, Whit Babcock
  • Conversation with White Men as Allies
  • Conversation with White Women Allies
  • Conversation with authors of The Little Book of Racial Healing

Available at the InclusiveVT YouTube Channel