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Teaching Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and American Culture in ESOL Classrooms

In ESOL classrooms and courses, American culture is often used as a backdrop to learn anew language. However, in today's current climate, it is impossible to teach about and use American culture in the ESOL classroom without addressing race. In ESOL classrooms, this dynamic becomes more delicate, as we talk about race in relations to movements like Black Lives Matter, and also the discrimination that immigrants face on a daily basis. Our panelists will discuss how matters of race are addressed both in the classroom setting, and also at the professional development level for teachers.

Speakers: Andrea Honigsfeld, Shenzhan Liao
Moderator: Jo-Ann Wong

Registration: https://www.nyla.org/events/pls-combating-racism-creating-spaces-to-educate-and-inform-our-communities/347/

Combating Racism in Libraries: Creating Spaces to Educate and Inform Our Communities 

The Public Libraries Section (PLS) of NYLA is dedicated to supporting public libraries and public library staff of New York State. Ethnic Services Round Table (ESRT) has provided a forum for libraries and library staff to share information on ethnic services. United we value diversity, equity, inclusion and stand against racism, hatred, and violence. To take action, we have collaborated to curate the webinar series, “Combating Racism in Libraries: Creating Spaces to Educate and Inform Our Communities.” It will be a thought provoking hour. The goal of the series is for libraries and library staff to learn, share, and discuss the historical and present day barrieres that communities are facing regarding racism against the Black community. We hope you’ll join us to learn how we can combat racism together and create spaces for our communities to listen, learn, and grow.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Community     UF Libraries Employees  

Event Organizer

Twanna Hodge