Common Read 2021

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You are invited to join the USJ community for the 2021 Common Read, What the Eyes Don’t See:  A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

According to the publisher Penguin Random House, “What the Eyes Don’t See is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.”

First-year students will receive a copy of the book this summer, either at orientation events or via mail.

Faculty, staff and alumni can purchase a copy of the book here.


Upcoming Events for the USJ Community

Stay tuned for a schedule of Common Read activities this Fall, starting in Blue Jay Welcome Week.  Most Common Read events will be open to all members of the USJ community.  Both in-person and remote events will be available.

For more information about the Common Read, contact Kaitlin Walsh.

The Fall 2021 Common Read Program is supported in part by the Dan Adams Lecture Fund, the National Endowment for the Humanities Fund, and the Margaret Walsh Caulfield Fund at the University of Saint Joseph.