The Lunch & Learn keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12 noon is Sofia Leung, CEO, Do Better, Be Better LLC, and is sponsored by the College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Her session, “Ordinary” Existence of Racism & White Supremacy in LIS, will be engaging and timely. At the request of Ms. Leung, those who plan to attend the session are encouraged to read the book, "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla F. Saad.
This talk will explore racism’s permanence and ordinariness within libraries and archives through the lens of Critical Race Theory. Ms. Leung will discuss examples of where and how racism and White Supremacy show up in the workplace and the library and information studies profession and will end with recommendations and suggestions on how to do better in our day-to-day work and how we should move forward as a profession.
These books are provided with support from the College & Research Division, and LSTA grant funding as noted below.
Registration must be completed by September 17, 2020. Books will be mailed out the following week.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
We are pleased to note that these books were purchased through Harriet’s Bookstore in Philadelphia. Named for historical heroine Harriet Tubman, their mission celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.