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LACCHA Desmantelando Fronteras/ Breaking Down Borders Webinar Series: Other Duties As Assigned: The Oft Expected, but Unrecognized Emotional Labor of BIPOC in organizational approaches to DEI
As libraries and archives establish commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, BIPOC librarians and archivists of color within these spaces are often engaged in the additional labor of running committees, setting up panels, and educating both patrons and colleagues, even when that labor is not an identified job responsibility. Through this forum, we hope to encourage a conversation that reflects on this labor, its toll on us, the expectations placed on us and those we place on ourselves. We hope to uncover strategies to protect ourselves and our communities from being exploited, tokenized, and used to promote surface-level messaging about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Finally, we hope to explore ways to advocate for DEI work to be taken up by all, rather than remain the final resort for DEI efforts.

Speakers: Shaina Destine and Kenya Flash

Shaina V. Destine is an Assistant Professor/Humanities Librarian with a specialization in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Ms. Destine received her Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of Maryland in College Park with a concentration in Archives and Digital Curation.

Kenya Flash is the Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information at Yale University, where she also supports two areas of academic study: Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; and Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

Aug 3, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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