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UBC Okanagan Library Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Describes EDI work underway at UBCO Library. Provides resources relating to EDI.

Purpose of the group

The Library’s internal anti-racism book club aims to provide a space within Okanagan Library for all library workers to engage in discussion and conversation about our individual and collective responsibility to work towards anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice within the imperialistic, white supremacist space of the Library.

General description of participation

Anyone working in the Library can participate. Participation is made up of all employee groups within the Library including librarians, professional and administrative staff, and student employees. The Library purchases titles for all interested participants. Participation is optional. The book club meets once a week from late June to early August, depending on the book.

2021 book club

In summer 2021 we read Ijeoma Oluo’s book So You Want to Talk About Race.

2020 book club

In summer 2020 we read Dr. Ibram Kendi’s book How to be an Antriracist. This was a partnership with Dr. Karen Ragoonaden formerly of the Okanagan School of Education.

Contact

Sajni Lacey sajni.lacey@ubc.ca