The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.
UnBound Book Festival
Friday-Saturday April19th-April 20th, Stephens College
Nationally-recognized and bestselling authors across many different genres will come to mid-Missouri to discuss their work and participate in a variety of stimulating events and environments. The fourth annual event will take place in Columbia, Missouri from April 18th to April 20th, 2019 at various venues around Columbia, including our keynote address on Friday night at the Missouri Theatre and our full day of events on the campus of Stephens College on Saturday. There will be separate programs for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Events. And for you, dear guest, it’s all completely free.
Allyship Series: Non-Binary Folx
Monday April 22nd 1:00pm-2:30pm The Bridge (220 Townsend)
With more and more people finding the language to describe themselves, we see an increase in the number of people who identify as something other than man or woman. Today we will explore a few questions you may have never asked before. Please join us to talk openly about how we define gender, how our definitions affect how we interact with others, and how we can queer up and complicate these definitions.
“I didn’t mean anything by it”: How racial microaggressions are perceived
Tuesday April 23rd 1:00pm2:00pm, Free Webinar
This is a free webinar. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are key words that are considered important aspects to the library profession. Although attempts seemed to be made towards that end, what is really causing some librarians of color to leave or thinking of leaving the profession? The work environment may be the problem. Librarians of color encounter racial microaggressions on a daily basis. In this presentation, I will define microaggressions and what librarians of color and the dominant culture should know about them. Registration Link
Wednesday April 24th 12:00pm-1:30pm Hill Hall 314
oin IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Communicating Across Differences Series. This series is designed to enhance the capacity of faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations about challenging, emotionally laden topics (i.e., race, discrimination, policy, politics, etc.). The skills learned in this series can be applied in the workplace, classroom, and interpersonal and community contexts. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life situations to the sessions to serve as practice and learning opportunities. Register Here
Africa Week 2019 Africa Hub Film Screening of A United Kingdom
Thursday April 25th 6:00pm-9:00pm, Ellis Library 114A
A United Kingdom is a 2016 biographical film based on extraordinary true events. Seretse Khama played by David Oyelowo and Ruth Williams, played by Rosamund Pike, fall in love and forever change the course of history for Bostwana.
In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain in preparation for his eventual ascension to the throne. There, the dashing prince falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry. While they suspect that his uncle, the Regent, would disapprove, nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their defiant love would spark. Now facing a citizenry leery of a white Briton as their Queen, the international opposition is even more unyielding from the British holding their land as a protectorate and fearful of South Africa’s racist backlash to this affront to their apartheid domination. Against all odds, King Khama and Ruth must struggle to maintain their love and help their people in a land that would become the Republic of Botswana.
Doors open at 5:30 pm and event starts at 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Food served.
If Beale Street Could Talk: Free Weekend Film
Friday April 26th 8:00pm-11:00pm, Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union)
A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.Co-sponsored by StuffToDo and BCC.