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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

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Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter is a page ALA regularly updates with news and resources related to anti-racism, racial justice, and other topics related to Black Lives Matter or race in LIS. 

TedTalk: The Difference Between Being Not-racist and Anti-racist with Ibram X. Kendi where "he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for, and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces, and personal beliefs." 

TedTalk: Color blind or color brave? | Mellody Hobson

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Give us some feedback on today's retreat here:


(Retreat Held September 25th, 2020)  

Fall 2020 Retreat Schedule: 

8:00AM-8:30AM: Self-Assessment (see below)

8:30AM-8:45: Introduction and Welcome

8:45AM-9:00AM: Talk About Self-Assessment

9:00AM-10:00AM: Ibram X. Kendi's TedTalk: The Difference Between Being Not-Racist and Anti-Racist

10:00AM-10:30AM: TedTalk Discussion

 10:30AM-12PM: Independent Study and Reflection

  • Following the viewing and brief discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's TedTalk, each staff member will take time to explore resources from the Resources on Racism in Academia LibGuide as well as other resources of  interest.  As you work through the resources, think about our questions to consider in boxes on the left of the guide. 

12PM-12:30PM: Chat and Discussion

12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch

1:30PM-1:45PM: Check-In

1:45PM-2:15PM: Group Watch: TedTalk: Color blind or color brave? | Mellody Hobson

2:15PM-2:30PM: Group Discussion

2:30PM-4:00PM: Group Study and Reflection

4:00PM-5:00PM: Final Talk and Discussion

  • During this time, we will conclude our day by meeting to discuss our thoughts about the material, what we have learned, and how we can implement it into our roles at the library.  

Questions to Consider

During the 2020 Anti-Racism Retreat, we crafted these questions to think about and consider during independent reading and research.

As you explore the resources, reflect upon the content by considering the following questions: 

  • What does this make you think about? 
  • Do you agree with the author's argument? Why or why not? 
  • How does this connect to the video we watched at the beginning? 
  • In what ways does this connect with your own experiences? 
  • How does this relate to the library’s strategic plan?