Leadership Book Club

Join the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement book and documentary club!

For the month of April, students who join the club will be able to select the option to read Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change (also titled Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change) by Stacey Abrams; or they can watch the documentary American Factory, available on Netflix – or they can participate in both!


Club Details

Image of cover of Stacey Abrams' book

The club will meet every other Thursday at 3:30pm to discuss the book, beginning Thursday, April 2; continuing with Thursday, April 16; and concluding on Thursday, April 30. All meetings will be held virtually, and anyone can join at the meeting time through the this link.

Join the 4/2 meeting before or after ordering your book, to discuss the club in more details and learn about future conversations, including the suggested timeline for reading.

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of the 2020 semester, we are unable to provide students with copies of Stacey Abrams’ book. We encourage students to purchase their own copy, if they are able, including an ebook or audiobook version if that is a preferred method.

You can find the book here:

  • Amazon (the paperback copy of the book is an older version, but costs less and is an option for purchase too)
  • Chicago Public Libraries (eBook download version)
American Factory poster image, with documentary title in both English and Chinese, and a photo of three factory workers under the title.

The club will also meet on Wednesday, April 22 at 12:30 to discuss the documentary American Factory during a one-time conversation. To participate, watch the documentary in your own time and then join the virtual meeting through this link.

You can find the documentary on Netflix.