Engaged and Inclusive: Libraries Embracing Racial Equity and Social Justice (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE

$119.00
ALA Member: 
$ 107.10
Item Number:
0608-1609
Date: 
Day:  June 8, 2016
Delivery Method: 
On-Demand
Publisher: 
PLA
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  • About the Instructors

Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? When it comes to community transformation, how can a social justice lens and racial equity tools guide us to be more engaged and inclusive at all levels of our work?

Whether your community is a site of major political action or feels a million miles away from Ferguson or Baltimore, issues of current and historical injustice are present in your community every day. Learn how public libraries can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work by leveraging their existing strengths, supporting transformational relationships, and developing new tools to support social change.

Hear from three librarians who are working to center social justice and racial equity in their day-to-day work. Core principles of diversity, equity, and social justice will be defined. Whether you are management or front line staff, you’ll gain concrete resources and ideas that will help you feel empowered to step into these conversations and deepen community engagement.

This archived webinar was originally presented June 8, 2016.

Running time: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended. We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

Sarah Lawton

Sarah Lawton has worked for public libraries in Colorado, Vermont, and Wisconsin, and is currently neighborhood library supervisor at Madison (Wis.) Public Library. A 2009 ALA Emerging Leader, Sarah's recent work focuses on collaborating with diverse communities, community organizations and local government agencies to foster greater social cohesion and promote equitable access to opportunity.

Amita Lonial

Amita Lonial is currently the learning experiences manager at Skokie (Ill.) Public Library, where she oversees public programming for birth through seniors. She is passionate about the role libraries play in creating resilient and equitable communities and was recently named a Library Journal "Mover and Shaker." Prior to becoming a librarian she spent eight years in the non-profit sector advocating for racial and social justice.

Amy Sonnie

Amy Sonnie coordinates civic engagement and adult literacy programs for Oakland (Calif.) Public Library. She is a co-founder and board officer of the Center for Media Justice, a national network advancing media rights, access, and representation for marginalized communities. She is the author of two books on 20th century social movements for LGBTQ rights, feminism, economic justice, and racial equity.

Public Library Association (PLA)

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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