Communication from WLA:
So You Want to Talk About Race with Ijeoma Oluo
Tuesday,October 8, 2019 from 1-4pm
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Registration: Claim your seat when you register for the conference. Space is limited!
Registration opens soon!
“Look where your privilege intersects with someone’s oppression because that’s where you have the most power to make change.” -Ijeoma Oluo
In her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo breaks down barriers and candidly explains key concepts of privilege, intersectionality, microaggressions, cultural appropriation and so much more. Ms. Oluo says, “we live in a country that upholds the ideal that we aren’t allowed to talk about race and not talking is THE problem.”
In this preconference we will talk about race, privilege, intersectionality, microaggressions and cultural appropriation. Through small group discussions, report-backs and other facilitated discussion methods, participants will identify ways to dismantle racism in their libraries, communities and personal lives.
This free event is intended for staff, trustees and partners from all types of libraries and key components, themes, and action steps will be captured live by a visual notetaker and shared with members who are unable or choose not to attend the 2019 conference at the Kalahari. Conference planners request that participants read So You Want To Talk About Race before the preconference as well as additional articles that will be sent in the weeks preceding the event.
Please read the Wisconsin Library Association’s Board of Directors Statement on the Kalahari Resort site and the WLA’s FAQ about Cultural Appropriation before registering for this event.
Space is limited! Claim your seat when you register for the conference. Registration opens soon!
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Sincere gratitude to the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation and the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for funding the preconference.