The Common Reading Program at NC State is excited to announce the recipients of the 2016 Common Reading Mini-Grant awards. This year’s award recipients truly encompassed the work outlined in the 2016 Common Reading selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. With submissions from across campus, the Common Reading Program was able to support four programs totaling approximately $3,000.
In addition to focusing on the themes from Just Mercy, these programs encourage students to examine the underlying historical and cultural contexts for the disparities in our criminal justice system and society while including the “real-world” applications of their work.
- Science and Mercy
Sponsored by: American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (student organization), Alpha Chi Sigma (student organization)
- Social Justice in our Communities
Sponsored by: College of Education
- Talking Black in America: Race, Language, and Getting Close
Sponsored by: Language Diversity Ambassadors (student organization)
- The Move from Awareness to Activism – A North Carolina Focus
Sponsored by: African American Cultural Center, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University Honors Program, and University Scholars Program