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Be The Change: Best Practices for Impactful Social Justice Programs Through Local Partnerships

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Partnering to develop collaborative social justice programs can have a transformative impact on a library’s community and beyond. The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) and Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR) serve a majority-Black (64%) and Hispanic (19%) county of 967,000+ outside Washington, DC. The two organizations have a strong collaboration for social justice programming that has intensified over the past twelve months, given the urgent need to develop better cross-cultural understanding, knowledge of systemic racism and intersectionality, electoral engagement, and address the inequities that affect daily life in the community. These programs for all ages now have a strong national following and reputation, with highlights including a global event with Ibram X. Kendi that reached 226,000+ live viewers, a monthly YA discussion series that explores disability stories, bilingual social justice read-alouds, the Voting: Democracy in Action series, and more.

Customers near and far report how these joint programs have directly advanced their personal journeys in acknowledging privilege, lack of empathy, and systemic racism. By combining resources, the agencies are able to expand the programming capacity locally and make programs available to wider audiences through a network of partners like Maryland State Library, the Black Caucus of ALA, and REFORMA. In this webinar, panelists will speak to their approach with scaling-up the collaboration with extremely limited resources, best practices for tracking the social impact of programming, and ways to maximize the reach of programs in a time when publishers are expanding restrictions on program access for viewers.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Be The Change: Best Practices for Impactful Social Justice Programs Through Local Partnerships