The University of Alabama Press #SpeakUp: A loud voice for diversity and knowledge for #UPWeek

The University of Alabama Press is a river of knowledge, flowing since 1945 to bring forth the best in books on history, culture, politics, and social justice.

We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that all voices deserve to be heard. That’s why we #SpeakUP through our books and our partnerships.

WHERE does UAP #SpeakUP? One of our key partnerships is with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Alabama. OLLI is a member-centered program that provides mature adults social, educational, and leadership opportunities.

Together, we offer a course called “OL 103 Talking About Books: UA Press and OLLI Book Club.” This course is an opportunity for OLLI members to learn about new books and authors published by the University of Alabama Press, with a focus on southern history and racial inequality.

In recent years, we’ve been honored to host authors such as Lisa McNair, Marcia Herman-Giddens, and Julie Armstrong. These authors have shared their stories and insights with the “Talking About Books” group, sparking important conversations about race, history, and culture.

We believe that the “Talking About Books” course is an important way to #SpeakUP and amplify diverse voices. It’s an opportunity for people to learn about different perspectives and to challenge their own assumptions.

In addition to our partnership with OLLI, we also work with community organizations and scholarly societies to promote our books and connect authors with readers.

We believe that everyone has a right to access information and ideas. That’s why we’re committed to publishing books that reflect the diversity of our world and challenge the status quo.

Join us and #SpeakUP in speaking up for diversity and knowledge.

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