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Humanities at GBC

While the HC@gbc is new, the committment of GBC's students, faculty, and staff is long-standing. Below are some of the many humanities activities being undertaken at GBC.

HC@gbc Book Club

Spring Book Club Schedule and Related Programing

February 12, 26: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (non-fiction)

March 4: Caste, Community and Injustice in America: a free virtual talk and Q & A with Isabel Wilkerson.

This is a big deal for Nevada and for GBC. The HC@gbc is one of the sponsors for this event and as a result GBC gets15 minutes of Q and A time with Mrs. Wilkerson. (3:45 - 4 pm PST. A link will be available after registration). Below is the link for registration for the public Wilkerson event.

March 9: Black Migration to Nevada: NV Humanities Event. GBC's Sam Lackey will be part of the panel and discuss his research on Thomas Detter as part of the event.


Black Migration to Nevada. Join the conversation with scholars around the state as we discuss the history of Black migration to Nevada, including the growth of the Comstock mine in northern Nevada and the development of the historic Westside community in Las Vegas. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:00 pm PST. Register at:

Rising graphic.March 12, 26: World of Wonders: In praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Memoir) A Nevada Reads Book. GBC's Nick Cooley will facilitate the group discussion. (Books available for checkout to GBC Employees and students at GBC Library and Campus Centers. Available on Overdrive beginning March 1, for anyone with a NV library card.)

April 9, 30: Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow- award winning journalist and author. (Books available for checkout to GBC employees and students at GBC Library and GBC Campus Centers). Link for essay and book excerpt.

May 14, 28: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Novel)

Have ideas for books that you would like to recommend? Please send us an email at:

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with significant support from...

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“To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.” -Abraham Maslow

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