Opening Keynote – How LIS Upholds White Supremacy (And What To Do About It) [10:15-11:00am Central]

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11:15AM – 12:00PM
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Keynote Discussion to Follow at 11:00-11:30am Central

How does library and information studies (LIS) uphold white supremacy? This talk will explore some of the LIS values, structures, and characteristics that subtly and explicitly sustain “a political, economic and cultural system,” as Frances Lee Ansley wrote in 1989, “in which whites overwhelmingly control power and material resources, conscious and unconscious ideas of white superiority and entitlement are widespread, and relations of white dominance and non-white subordination are daily reenacted across a broad array of institutions and social settings.” The talk will end with a suggested set of actions to help audience members begin to dismantle and disassociate LIS from white supremacy.

Location: Zoom Room 1 Date: November 20, 2020 Time: 10:15 am - 11:00 am Do better, Be Better: Sofia Leung Logo Sofia Leung