In our workshops, We Need 2 Talk educators always say, anti-racist work is a practice, not a destination. Some of us have been on our anti-racist journeys for many years, while for others, that journey began during the summer of 2020. How can we make this work sustainable in our libraries and communities? How can we hold the notion, in the context of a standards and achievement-obsessed culture, that anti-racism is a lifelong practice? How can we continue to show up in authentic ways to do this work? In this session, we will explore some strategies to sustain anti-racist work while modeling a few digital discussion formats that allow for multiple modes of participation.
This community conversation will be facilitated by We Need 2 Talk, a partnership between Jessica Hochman and Tonya Leslie. Our collaboration began as professional development talks and workshops for educators and librarians, and has grown into a consultancy that supports the work of educators, information professionals, and creative professionals from the publishing and music industry.
Please join us for the two other discussions in this series. Interrupting White Supremacy Culture takes place on Thursday, February 18 at 4:00pm, and What we talk about when we talk about “equity”: from essential workers to George Floyd to Nice White Parents takes place on Thursday, March 18 at 4:00pm.