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What we talk about when we talk about “equity”: from essential workers to George Floyd to Nice White Parents

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2020 saw a huge uptick in colloquial usage of the word “equity.” However, in most corners of the information professions, from libraries to archives to usability, we’ve been having this conversation for a long time. During this interactive session, we unpack some of the ways equity has been used (and misused) during the pandemic and protests, and how this is impacting our workplaces and communities. Come prepared to discuss your experiences.

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.

Register here.


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 Supporting and Sustaining Anti-Racist Work takes place on Thursday, March 4 at 4:00pm.


March 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm