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This year's OBOC book!

Publicerad Thursday, November 11, 2021

"One Book One Chalmers", OBOC, is a book club where all of Chalmers - students as well as employees - will be given the opportunity to read the same book, and to join activities related to the book. Read more about which book we have chosen and what activities we offer!

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams!

This year, together with the Student Equality Committee (JÄMK), the library has chosen the book Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. This acclaimed debut engages in issues of sexism and racism in the UK through sharp language, lots of humour and chargers in a spot-on way the very experience of living in the 21st century.

The book is of course available to borrow from our libraries, so take the opportunity to request a copy of your own in our catalogue. It´s also available as an e-book through the e-book platform VLeBooks, Chalmers ID (CID) is required for access.

Lecture 24/11-2021

We kick off this year's book club by offering an exciting lecture during the AHA festival where we have invited in Lovette Jallow – author, entrepreneur, and activist. Her lecture is based on the One Book One Chalmers book for this year: Queenie. Lovette Jallow will talk about her personal experiences as an African-Swedish woman in a society where being white is the norm, and discuss how we can change structures and become more inclusive in our language and our treatment of other people.

Lovette’s lecture is rounded up by a discussion with students from JämK, Chalmers Equality Committee. They depart from questions such as: How can literature help us see the structures around us? How does these structures, for example white privilege, affect the work of engineers and the technological systems they produce?

Date: 2021-11-24
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Location: RunAn, Student union building Johanneberg
Language: The lecture will be held in English

More information about this event can be found on the AHA-festival's website


Upcoming programs - Spring semester 2022

As usual, a number of book circles are commonly directed by the library around the OBOC book, we are very much looking forward to meeting you there later on in the spring. More information about the book and the related activities will be published continuously on the library's web, on Chalmers student portal, on social media and on Chalmers intranet.