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Deconstructing Institutional Racism
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 W St Andrews Rd
Midland, MI 48640
Friday, May 15, 2020
Category: Events

Deconstructing Institutional Racism

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Libraries are crucial to our communities and even the smallest facets of our operations can have a lasting effect on our patrons. As we look at the world around us and think about our part in it, are there ways we can make changes that will ripple outward? We know that librarianship is overwhelmingly homogeneous and often lack experience in talking about race and other “difficult” topics. Many of us want to see libraries be more diverse but wonder how we can make a difference when as individuals we are part of the majority.

In this workshop, we will look at how libraries and library workers can reassess our systems to identify the ways in which these systems have often upheld racist, colonialist, patriarchal, heteronormative, ableist, and classist values. These systems have evolved over time but, like our larger society, still contain many problems that actively hurt individuals in our communities. How can we change these systems to make them less oppressive?

Target Audience:

  • Collection development staff
  • Department heads, mid-level management, supervisors, deans, directors
  • Youth services staff

Location

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 W St Andrews Rd
Midland, MI 48640

Schedule at a Glance

9:00 – 9:30am

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00am

Deconstructing Institutional Racism
Anne Heidemann, Saginaw-Chippewa Tribal Library

11:00 – 11:15am

Break

11:15am – 12:00pm

Group Discussion

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 – 3:00pm

Afternoon Session

Sessions

Deconstructing Institutional Racism

In this session, we will look at how libraries and library workers can reassess our systems to identify the ways in which these systems have often upheld racist, colonialist, patriarchal, heteronormative, ableist, and classist values. These systems have evolved over time but, like our larger society, still contain many problems that actively hurt individuals in our communities. How can we change these systems to make them less oppressive?

Speaker

Anne Heidemann
Saginaw-Chippewa Tribal Library

Afternoon Session

Registration Rates

Continental breakfast and lunch included with registration.

Early Bird rates expire Friday, April 17, 2020
Advanced Rates expire Friday, May 1, 2020

 

Member

Non-member

Early Bird (4/17/2020)

$95

$190

Advanced (5/1/2020)

$110

$220

Onsite*

$160

$320

*subject to space limitations

Location

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 W St Andrews Rd
Midland, MI 48640

Parking

Free parking adjacent to the building.

Event Policies

Cancellation

Cancellations must be received in writing by email no later than five (5) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. A $35.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds for workshops. Within five (5) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be invoiced.

MLA Initiated Cancellation: If a Michigan Library Association professional development workshop, conference, webinar, or other training session is cancelled due to low registration or inclement weather, participants will be notified and fees, if applicable, will be refunded.

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