on June 26, 2020 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Dismantling Institutional Racism in your Library: From Theory to Practice

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Originally presented June 24, 2020


ne 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.

Tobin Miller Shearer, PhD, introduces you to training on field-tested and research-based concepts you can use to address both issues of institutional racism in your own organization and in the communities to which you connect and serve.


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Click the link below to download the presentation slides:
Dismantling institutional racism in libraries.pptx

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Click on the link below to get to Tobin's blog "Truth and Grace"

Tobin Miller Shearer

Tobin Miller Shearer, PhD, is Director of African-American Studies at the University of Montana and an antiracism educator with 30 years experience working to dismantle racism in predominantly white institutions. As a white man, he is being asked by his colleagues of color to offer these kinds of educational resources at this historic moment. He is the author of Two Weeks Every Summer: Fresh Air Children and the Problem of Race in America (Cornell University Press, 2017); Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries (Johns Hopkins Press, 2010); Set Free: A Journey Toward Solidarity Against Racism (Herald Press, 2001) (co-authored with Iris de León-Hartshorn and Regina Shands Stoltzfus); Enter the River: Healing Steps from White Privilege to Racial Reconciliation (Herald Press, 1994). His blog at "Truth and Grace" can be found at http://tobinmillershearer.blogspot.com/

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