Year of Learning
March 2022 | Optical Allyship
The Performative Nature of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This presentation will briefly discuss how diversity, equity and inclusion or DEI/EDI reinforce and sustain the very systems DEI is purported to change. In this webinar the presenter will examine optical allyship, how it harms as much as it hopes to help, and offer an alternative framework to approach the work of anti-racism in libraries. This webinar will not be recorded.
Thu, March 31, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Libraries Respond: White Allyship
Allyship, Anti-Oppression, & Inclusive Libraries
Janet Stovall: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
Practice effective allyship at your library.
Challenge: Have a conversation with colleagues or staff about allyship and your library’s values.
Post about what you did in the Slack discussion.