Why talk about racism? What does it have to do with our work as librarians? Systemic structures such as racism uphold misinformation and perpetuate scarcity of access to information. Librarians, as information purveyors, must reflect on how our work upholds, contributes to, or helps dismantle these structures. Those of us who want to change oppressive systems need a shared understanding of how they operate; we can’t challenge something we don’t see or fully understand. In this interactive workshop we will explore how race, systemic racism, and racial privilege have implications for our personal and professional lives. It will provide tools to help us better recognize and address racism and other forms of oppression in our relationships, organizations, and institutions.
Cost: Included with full conference registration.