Start Date: 3/5/2021 10:00 AM EST
End Date: 3/12/2021 3:00 PM EST
Venue Name: On-line via Zoom
MD Library Assoc/MD State Library
Led by anti-racism director and organizer Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer, this session is designed to support and develop your effectiveness in being an anti-racism change agent in your library.
Part 1: Friday, March 5th 10:00am-12:00pm
Anti-Racism and Executive Library Leadership.
One of the major barriers to dismantling institutional racism is a lack of effective vocabulary, analysis, and principles. Libraries have the potential to be at the forefront of efforts to dismantle racism in our country. These sessions will review key principles behind effective leadership in libraries to dismantle institutional racism. Participants will be introduced to: the history of and need for common shared language, key principles to guide effective action and a continuum to identify key action areas and next steps forward.
Part 2: Friday, March 12th. 1:00pm-3:00pm
Backlash to Buy-In.
The work of dismantling institutional racism invariably encounters backlash in some form. The question is not if the backlash will happen by how we respond. This session introduces participants to the kinds and timing of backlash, appropriate strategies for responding to those various backlash varieties, and practice with case studies. Led by anti-racism educators and organizers Conrad Moore and Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer, the session is designed to support and develop your effectiveness in being an anti-racism change agent in your library.