Doing the Work: An anti-racist media discussion circle

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Registration for this event will close on January 28, 2021 @ 6:00pm.
There are 19 seats remaining.

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Do you want to be a part of the fight for equity, but don't know where to start? Join us for a monthly moderated discussion group focused on anti-racist literature and other media. All assigned materials will be freely available online with an FVRL library card.

This month, we will be discussing historical and current experiences of migrants and undocumented Americans. Pick one or more of the options listed below to read, listen to, or watch, and we will discuss them together as a group.

Video: Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights movement episode 2: The Struggle in the Fields (55 minutes)

Visit this link to create a Kanopy account and begin watching with your FVRLibraries card.

Podcast: The Out Crowd by This American Life (65 minutes)

Articles: Stephen Miller Will Have Some Free Time Soon by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, New York Times

To access the New York Times from home, follow this link, click "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, and create an account with your email address (or log in if you already have an account).

BONUS: Learn about the controversy over the Library of Congress Subject Heading for "Illegal aliens"

Library of Congress Drops Illegal Alien Subject Heading, Provokes Backlash Legislation by Lisa Peet for Library Journal

Change the Subject by Dartmouth College (documentary film, 55 minutes)

To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone. The link to join the event will be emailed to registrants. A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker and microphone, if necessary.


Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.


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