Design Challenges & Community Solutions: Civic Tech Toronto. Panel Discussion by Alumnus & Visiting Info Professionals Monday April 15th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 140 St. George Street, 4th Floor, Inforum Library Main Area Panelists include Jake Miller (Alumni, 2017) & Members of Civic Tech TO Moderated by Elena Djordjic (MI, UXD Year 2)
Panel Discussion with Canada Comics Open Library & iJournal Tuesday April 16th, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM 140 St. George Street, 4th Floor, Inforum Library Main Area Read More About CCOL & iJournal on the Pop-Up Library page
Workshop on Dismantling White Supremacy in GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums) and GLAM Education. Tuesday April 16th, 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM 140 St. George Street, 4th Floor, Inforum Library, Room BL417
Workshop Leaders: Melina Mehr (MMst, Year 2), Moska Rokay ( MI Year 2), Renee Saucier (MI, Year 2), Stefanie Martin (MI, Year 2), & Tomoko Shida (MI, Year 1)
This workshop will use activities and tools developed by Archivists Against to locate, name, and vision ways to dismantle white supremacy in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) sector and within GLAM educational programs in particular.
Participants will develop an understanding of white privilege and white supremacy and how both manifest in and through GLAM educational programs and professional practice. In small groups, participants will brainstorm concrete actions to dismantle oppressive structures in their organizations and the field as a whole. The workshop is intended to open a conversation that will continue beyond the conference, and to nurture a community of practitioners who are working together against white supremacy in the GLAM sector.
The intended audience includes any future or current information professional who is interested in learning more about means of identifying and dismantling white supremacy in archival theory, practice, and education. Ideally, there will be a range of participants who are at different stages in their careers, who work for different organizations, and who graduated from different programs.
The goal of the workshop is to begin to create a community of practice that is actively working against white supremacy in the field. White supremacy is a system that impacts entire communities of practice and we aim to reframe this.