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Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 9th- February 15th

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.

Core Concepts Series: Lessons Learned from Non-Violence Movements
Tuesday, February 12th 12-1:30pm, Hill Hall 314

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

Pre-Registration is required. Participants must attend three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion. We welcome requests for ADA accommodations. Please contact Alejandra Gudiño at to make arrangements.

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America- A Dr. Margaret Hagerman Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 12th 5-6:30pm, Leadership Auditorium Student Center

Dr. Margaret Hagerman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University, will give a public lecture on her new book, White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America.

Black History Month Museum
Tuesday, February 6pm Strickland Room Memorial Union

This museum will have several exhibits created by different organizations to celebrate black historical events.

Civil Rights Activism at MU
Tuesday, February 12th 7-8 p.m, Columbia Public Library Friends Room

University of Missouri students have a long history of civil rights activism. This talk will examine some of the early student civil rights activism during the 1950s. Learn about efforts to desegregate the university followed by efforts of students to integrate restaurants, lunch counters and theaters in downtown Columbia. Presented by Mary Beth Brown, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri. Registration: Not required.

Black History Knowledge as a Psychological Resource
Thursday, February 14th 2-3:30pm, 314 Hill Hall

A growing body of research suggests Black Americans thrive in the face of racial adversity when provided the resources to challenge oppressive narratives and systems. Black history knowledge (BHK) is one such psychological resource that has been identified as challenging and correcting deficit narratives about Black Americans while simultaneously fostering cultural pride. This talk aims to introduce a framework for BHK as a psychological resource and explore BHK in the context of psychosocial outcomes. Implications for research, practice, training, and social justice advocacy will also be examined.

Jazz and Migration
Friday, February 15th 4-6pm, Whitmore Recital Hall

Talk and performance by Dr. Kwami Coleman

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.