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ReadUP is a campus common read program. Each year a book is chosen for the LSC-UP community to read and participate in related events. Learn more about ReadUP, and find related resources to deepen your understanding of the books, on this guide!

Events & Recordings

Activists in Action

Getting Active

Beyond the Book

“...the culture has to change first before the laws change. ... Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values, and translating experiences across space and time. Art is a way of taking up space and reclaiming narratives that are never told otherwise.” (Margolin 70-71) 
“Using your voice as a writer can be the most accessible way of getting your story out into the world" (Margolin 23).

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"... all they did was bring forward the ugliness of the violence that Black people in America face every day. They did not disrupt the peace; they just brought to the public's attention that there was never any peace to begin with.” (Margolin 97) 

Black | African-American


Indigenous Native Americans

“It is critical to ground yourself in what you're fighting for before jumping in headfirst and to continue to keep yourself grounded throughout the whole journey. Having a clear reason and intention for what you are doing helps lead you in the right direction." (Margolin 1)
Oftentimes, our voices are not heard on the news, and many of us are under voting age, so our needs are not heard through the political system." (Margolin 24)
Every single action you take going forward needs to serve your why. That's how you're going to be successful. That's how you're going to stick with it in the long run and make that change you have been striving for" (Margolin 2).
"There is (usually) no such thing as 'not having' time. We all, when you boil it down, have time. Whether we prioritize it and what we put that time to is up to us" (Margolin 152).



Assignment Ideas for Faculty Participants


Assignment Ideas

Op-Ed Assignments (Chapter 3)

      Outside resources to guide and inform. 

Learn more about the Op-Ed Competition!

Businesses & Money (Chapter 15)

Promo Materials: Spread the Word!

To save: download the zip file, drag (extract) the files to your computer, then upload wherever.

Link to refer back to: (redirects to this page; looks more official)

Quick (under 2 minute) demonstration of adding a LOR (Learning Object Repository) object to a D2L module.

Just search for ReadUP to find the object!


Preview of LOR object: links, upcoming events, and flyers