SUNY Oneonta’s Common Read advances diversity by encouraging students and the community to examine and better understand topics such as equity, inclusion, and personal history through many lenses.
For its 2019 Common Read, the college has chosen Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. The story of a successful Pakistani-American lawyer whose dinner party spins out of control amid a heated discussion of identity and religion, Disgraced won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Jeff Equity Award for Best New Play in 2012.
There will be two dates available for group discussions at the library:
Thursday September 12th at 7:00 pm
Tuesday September 17th at 7:00 pm
Please Register for the event through Eventbrite or stop by the circulation desk. Make sure to sign up by Thursday, August 22nd to get your FREE copy which can be picked up Friday, August 23rd.
Akhtar was born in New York City and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities with degrees in theater and film directing. His work focuses on Muslim American culture.
Akhtar will deliver the 2019 Mills Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Dewar Arena at the Alumni Field House.