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Advancing Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Public Libraries
Tuesday, February 1
Tuesday, February 1 – Monday, February 21, 2022
We all have a role to play in advancing equity, diversity & inclusion, but in order to do so we have to establish shared understanding. This 3-week course will expose you to foundational terminology, concepts, and frameworks to develop your anti-racist lens.
In addition to providing historical framing of how racism has been systematized in public libraries through laws and policies, this course will provide an overview of how to apply and integrate these competencies in practice. The instructor will demystify equity, diversity and inclusion and explain why we lead with racial equity.
By the end of the course learners will:
- Develop shared understanding and practice common key terms related to equity, diversity & inclusion work
- Explore where they find themselves on the journey toward race equity and how our experiences have been shaped by the social construction of race
- Gain an understanding of their positionality and how their various identities intersect to shape how they make meaning of the world & the communities they interact with
- Understand how racism and social injustice are embedded in our society
- Understand how racism has been systematized through laws and policies
- Develop a framework to understand how racial equity is applicable in our lives and work
- Apply an equity impact analysis to decision making
- Harness learnings to drive change in our organizations
Course Description: This 3-week course will include two 60-minute interactive online sessions:
- February 3 @11:30am Pacific
- February 17 @11:30am Pacific
Presented by :: Ozy Aloziem
CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.