It has been some time since we have done a community read and we are excited to get back to that practice this summer!
Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade has been selected as our community-wide book and we invite you to participate with us. The book is about the U.S. container ship El Faro, lost at sea with 33 souls on board during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. We chose the book because it features thought-provoking questions about leadership, ethics, and responsibility, and also because it is personal to us. Our alumnus, Engineer Jeff Mathias ’92, is a featured character in the book as he was serving as the Riding Crew Supervisor when El Faro went down. The book uncovers many disturbing factors that contributed to the disaster as it unfolds a frustrating story about an event that never should have happened.
In October, the author will be visiting with our students as our 2019 Writer in Residence. She will be on campus for one week to share how she came upon the story and researched it, as well as sharing other thoughts about being a professional writer. She will do a reading and book signing with our community on October 17 at 7 PM in Hoyt Hall and we hope you will save the date and join us!
MORE SUMMER READS:
Two smaller groups of faculty are expanding their learning beyond the community read. Faculty interested in learning more about empowering teenage girls will follow up last summer’s read of Enough as She Is by Rachel Simmons with Under Pressure by Lisa Damour. That group looks forward to gathering in early August to discuss the book and determine potential program ideas for our work with girls here on campus.
Another small group of faculty is reading the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. After attending a conference in April at which DiAngelo was the featured speaker, the group began meeting over the course of the spring to explore some of the issues, ideas, and themes raised at the conference and decided to read her book for further discussion in the fall.
If these aren’t your bag, here is what our college counselors are reading:
How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson
At What Cost? by David L Gleason, Psy. D.
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
The Splintering of the American Mind by William Egginton
Reading seems to be a summer tradition and it is a great time to join with friends to learn together. Jump on board and join our community read of Into the Raging Sea and plan to be with us here at Tabor on October 17 at 7:00 PM to meet the author.
We will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. during our Saturday School Day with an Emmy award-winning television producer, public speaker, and peace advocate, followed by small group discussions.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)
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