Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Location: Online via Zoom
Convener: Peyton Powell, Finkelstein Memorial Library
*Note the time change! The meeting was originally scheduled for the morning.
Our profession has a diversity problem, and these are pressing issues that need to be discussed in libraries and with library workers. It is no longer enough to say that we are inclusive or tolerant, we need to take action to be anti-racist, and to do work to dismantle systems that perpetuate the status quo. Our plans are for this group to meet regularly as a place for us to share ideas of how we can be better allies, co-workers, and humans.
The intended audience for this meeting is library workers in the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council service area. (The eight-county area of Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Rockland, NY.) All in this region are considered members or affiliate members. If you are from outside this region, you are welcome to join us. We appreciate the perspective that you might bring to our region, and hope that you understand that our conversation's focus may be on the Hudson Valley as we think globally and act locally.
If you can join us, please register at the link below.