The pecan trees and their kin show a capacity for concerted action, for unity of purpose that transcends the individual trees. They ensure somehow that all stand together and thus survive. (pg. 19)
The Council of Pecans (pp. 11-21)
This land acknowledgement recognizes that Indigenous people are traditional guardians of the land and that there is an enduring relationship between Indigenous peoples and these traditional territories. Our School recognizes, advocates, and supports the sovereignty of the four-federally recognized tribes of Kansas, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
This acknowledgement reminds us to continue advocating for and supporting Native students, staff, and faculty while working towards decolonizing the systems of power and oppression. - KU School of Social Welfare
Each year, the KU Common Book sparks a campus-wide conversation among students, faculty, and staff. By participating in the program, you will enhance the skills and abilities that are central to success at KU and beyond, particularly critical thinking and engaging in conversations with folks of diverse views and backgrounds. KU Common Book will also enable you to challenge and test your assumptions while giving you multiple frameworks to see and understand the world. This just aligns with our listed program goals, which are:
Every year, Jayhawks read a single book that speaks to the current moment and sparks a campus-wide conversation. The program seeks to:
If you prefer a paper copy, that's an option! We will reach out later this summer to encourage students to request paper copies. If you are faculty or staff interested in including the book in your fall courses, please complete the form at: Get the Book