As Black History month concludes, the participants in this webinar will provide reflections on the significance of this month for the African American community and the fields of African American Studies and Black Librarianship. Speakers will reflect on how the pandemic has affected these celebrations and what these changes mean for students, faculty, and staff, besides how the local communities are celebrating this month under constraints. The panelists will interrogate questions about race, diversity, social justice, impacts of misinformation in the society, and the Black community’s creative soul.
Oakland community leader, Deacon Reginald Lyles, MCL, Allen Temple Baptist Church.
Ms. Nichelle Hayes, President-elect, Black Caucus American Library Association. Leader of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC), Indianapolis Public Library.
Dr. Renate Chancellor, Chair and Associate Professor, Library and Information Studies, Catholic University of America
Mr. Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, Chief Curator, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Oakland Public Library