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Spring 2020 Book Group

February 25, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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An event every month that begins at 11:30 AM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 29, 2020



Statewide opportunity to read, discuss, interact, share, and learn with a book on a topic relevant to our work. The topic is trauma and how it affects our students and communities.


The Body Keeps the Score. Brain, Mind, Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessell van der Kolk.

Participants will need to purchase a copy of the book.


All faculty and staff from any Minnesota State college or university are invited to participate. We also encourage campuses to:

  • have conversations/meetings on your campus to complement our work together
  • use a buddy system to move through any of the book group activities with a colleague
  • purchase copies of books for employees on your campus (for example, through the library, center for teaching and learning, diversity office, etc.)


February 25, 2020, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Read before first meeting: Parts 1 & 2–(pages 1-104)

April 28, 2020, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Read before third meeting: Part 5 EXCEPT for Ch. 19 and 20, (pages 205-310 and 349-358)


Join the webinar here

Meeting ID: 621 959 5832

Dial by your location

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)


To register, use the “Confirm RSVP” button at the bottom of this page. You only need to register to one of the dates to get reminders and updates for all. This is also how participants will be added to the D2L Course.


This professional development opportunity has two main parts:

  1. Three 90-minute virtual Zoom meetings to discuss how the experiences and perspectives in this book relate to our students.
  2. D2L Brightspace course to explore issues related to trauma and how to prepare our campuses to better serve students who have experienced trauma. The “course” will use short, asynchronous, interactive activities to help us explore how we can better serve our students, connect across the system, and share resources.

Participate in as much or as little as you’d like or your schedules allow! For example, you can:

    • complete some or all of the D2L Brightspace activities and not join the online meetings
    • attend some or all of the online meetings and not participate in the D2L Brightspace course
    • join us even if you have not read the book to learn with colleagues!

The systemwide book group is an opportunity to learn about a topic that affects our students and create action plans to create more equitable learning opportunities for students on our campuses and to eliminate the equity gap by 2030.


Contact Catherine Ford.


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February 25, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Category:




Academic Equity
Reflecting and Revising

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