Host: Helen C
Possible: Approach to start with working on white staff – to build their cultural humility.
PB: Libraries – are a remarkable place where classes cross.
Advocate the diverse storiesThere is a story/ history/culture – we can invest in other spaces without being colonial.
NK: Library – world. Engaging with communities in authentic ways – to create brave spaces. We are part of the community and facilitate the community doing it’s own work . We are not the experts here.
Help the people who show up find each other. (break outs – 3 in a group) prior to the author speaking.
What is this book meaning for you.
Authenticity – Finding people who come for each other. Every time they come together it’s a chance for strangers to come together.
Setting up our rooms – in a circle – so we can look at each other – not each others backs… in rows lined up. Creates a more inclusive atmosphere.
Connecting intentionally – with Black Owned bookstores – and highlighting BIPOC books and illustrators from the publisher side of things. Supporting – Raising issues that people care about within the publishing industry.
“ A person Library” – eg. a gender and sexuality night – get to talk with different people.
Partner with community groups – and share space.
Make connections with the schools – where the diversity is going to show up first! 🙂
Do we create a space… for the students/ – eg. Hip Hop Center.. When come here we find out what you’re good at.
Offer Arts and Literature programs – for schools
Success models are often based on quantity – and therefore – come up with other measures of success – for bookstores and events. How do we find other people who care about communities.
Finding groups in the community – who work with the diverse groups of people you’d like to host. Eg. The Autistic community…
We want to build collections – that reflect our community and lead our community to new spaces
How do we make literacy interesting and inclusive.