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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)


(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?