Upcoming Continuing Education Classes

These are webinar and traditional classes offered by the Network and other members of Empire State Library Network. Please see each class description for more information about class location and registration.

Jan 2021

Jan 26 2021 - Feb 23 2021 : Anti-Racist Work Group Read: Just Us: An American Conversation

Icons made by <a href="https://icon54.com/" title="Pixel perfect">Pixel perfect</a> from <a href="https://www.flaticon.com/" title="Flaticon"> www.flaticon.com</a>Next month, we will host an online book study of Just Us: An American Conversation, by Claudia Rankine. Registration is limited to 15 people, and sessions will include outside facilitation. We will make sure each participant has access to a copy of the book.

Libraries and museums are cultural institutions that both reflect and produce society. Those working within them must serve all members of their communities equitably, and must be equipped to engage in and advance the communal work of building a more just society. Our organizational missions aim for a fair distribution of freedom and opportunity. Racism aims for the opposite. In other words, confronting white supremacy is not just a worthy personal project, it’s mission-critical.

“As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history.” (Graywolf Press)

Meetings will take place Tuesdays, January 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

We welcome new members to the Anti-Racist Work Group! If you’re interested in being part of regular conversations, let us know! Email Christi (christi@nnyln.org) for more information.

 

 

Archived Presentations

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