Welcome to the website for The South Suburban Community Read!
We are excited about this community-wide reading program aimed to introduce students at Prairie State College along with members of the District 515 to develop academic discourse and discussion on books worthy of a close reading.
This year’s selection is Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which explores the question of what to eat in a nation that has an abundance of food and options. As omnivores, the most unselective eaters, humans are faced with a wide variety of food choices, resulting in a dilemma. Pollan suggests that, prior to modern food preservation and transportation technologies, this particular dilemma was largely resolved, primarily through cultural influences. These technologies have recreated the dilemma, by making available foods that were previously seasonal or regional. The relationship between food and society, once moderated by culture, now finds itself confused.
Special Events will be planned throughout the course of the program. Explore the links on this webpage for up-to-date information about free events throughout the semester.
For more information on the book and ways you can participate, contact Matt Steele, (708)-709-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.