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RRLC Webinar: Libraries & Anti-Racism Training Series

October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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One event on October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Join RRLC this fall for the Libraries & Anti-Racism Training Series, beginning September 2020.

Through a series of 3 webinars led by Strategic Diversity Initiatives, attendees will build and refine their anti-racism knowledge and toolkit, with the goal of actively combating white supremacy in our society and our libraries. Attendees may pick and choose which webinars to attend or choose to complete the entire Libraries & Anti-racism training series. Additionally, the training series will also include optional pre-work or post-work for webinars in the series, with assignments focusing on self-reflection and how we can all do the work to be actively anti-racist in our professional work and daily lives.

September 15, 2020 – Learning from this Moment: Understanding Privilege and Advancing Racial Equity
October 21, 2020 – Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving toward Equity
November 18, 2020  – Now More Than Ever: Why Leadership on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Requires Emotional Intelligence

This program is open to RRLC and ESLN members and is free to attend.

Attendees may earn up to 4.5 hours of continuing education credit.
NOTE: Attendees will need to register for each webinar they plan to attend.

If you have any questions, contact Tina Broomfield.

Learning from this Moment: Understanding Privilege and Advancing Racial Equity
Webinar #1 | Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30pm

Recent events surrounding the unjust killing of Black Americans has created a moment of civil unrest and engagement which few of us have witnessed first-hand. We are called, as individuals and as organizations, to learn the history that has brought us to this moment. We must understand how bias and privilege affects the work we do and how we show up as colleagues, supervisors, mentors, and leaders. In this webinar, we’ll learn how each of us can act as allies and agents of change to create the racial equity called for by this moment.

Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving Toward Equity
Webinar #2 | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30pm

Many of us have been involved with diversity training that focuses on cultural difference and respecting all perspectives.  While this is a good start, we cannot move toward true equity in our workplaces, organizations, and personal relationships until we address historical and institutional inequality.  In order to address the myriad ways that certain people are marginalized based on social identities such as race, gender, disability, religion, class, sexual orientation, etc, every one of us needs to understand our own identities, how we all demonstrate bias that is often unconscious, and how we are all capable of moving toward equity.

Now More Than Ever: Why Leadership on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Requires Emotional Intelligence
Webinar #3 | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30pm

For many who care about advancing equity and social justice in all areas of their lives, this past year has brought tremendous challenges. While U.S. society grows increasingly diverse and complex, our social and political discourse grows more polarized, less nuanced, and frighteningly hostile. Whether it’s another leader being accused of sexual harassment/assault, a new challenge to rights we thought secure, or the reemergence of organized white supremacy, we are living through a profound social and cultural moment. Continuing to build an inclusive and equitable society, in the face of so many challenges, will require not just allies and advocates, but leaders and risk-takers. And these leaders must come to the work prepared, not just intellectually but emotionally as well. In this practically-focused presentation, we will explore how the framework of “emotional intelligence” has much to offer those of us doing the work of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Training Series Instructor: Strategic Diversity Initiatives
Strategic Diversity Initiatives is a certified LGBT-owned and woman-owned consulting firm that serves clients nation-wide. With 25 years of experience, we specialize in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts with an approach that is both strategic and sustainable. Our customized solutions include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training, Emotional Intelligence, Diversity & Inclusion Assessments, and Diversity & Inclusion Coaching and Consulting.

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October 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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