PLA Social Justice and Public Libraries Symposium: Equity Starts with Us

Workshop
Monday, October 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: 
Harold Washington Library Center

Libraries across the country are making stronger commitments to equitable library services for all. Librarians, library administrators, library staff, and other stakeholders are encouraged to join us to grow the collective capacity and connections we will need to do this work.

During this one-and-a-half day symposium we will explore how power and privilege operate interpersonally and institutionally; identify how oppression shows up in our communities and libraries; and learn about historical and contemporary social justice movements. Participants will hear from libraries putting equity into practice, develop regional connections, and create local action plans to advance equity and social justice in our organizations and communities.

Day one will focus on building shared language, self-awareness and historical understanding. Day two will give us the chance to learn about successful racial equity initiatives and develop action plans to catalyze or strengthen equity work in our organizations and communities.

Registration is $175 for PLA members, $250 for nonmembers. Must attend both days.

Details and registration

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/inperson/equity

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