Read between the lines: Social justice, the media and you

Please join us on Wed., Nov. 1 at 3:30 pm in Watson 3 West for a teach in focused on the intersection of social justice and the media. The teach in will feature lightening talks by Dave Tell, associate professor of Communication Studies, regarding his work with the Emmett Till Memory Project; Meggie Mapes, instructor in Communications Studies, will present “Am I a troll?: Feminist public pedagogy and new media interventions”; Joseph Erba, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will present “Racial/ethnic media stereotypes: Effects and counter representations”; and Katie Batza, assistant professor in International & Interdisciplinary Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, will present “Getting diversity on the map: Marketing sights of commemoration with the National Park Service.”  Following the talks, there will be a question and answer or informal discussion.

Helpful DACAments for understanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order Rollback

If you are looking to better understand how the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Executive Order will affect KU students and our campus, please check out these resources provided by the Office of Multicultural Affairs through the Support Services for Undocumented Students (SSUS).

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As stated by Chancellor Girod in his Statement on changes to DACA, “I believe they [DACA students] represent what is best about America, and it is unfair to penalize them for circumstances outside their control.” Chancellor Girod closed his statement with, “We [KU] remain deeply committed to supporting all our students, and we powerfully embrace the fullness of the diversity they bring to our university.”

DEI Committee Welcomes New Members

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at KU Libraries would like to welcome our newest members! We have had 5 new members volunteer to serve on the committee bringing the total number of members to 14 strong. We now have members across almost ever library division. When you see the following people around KU Libraries, please thank them for volunteering their time and energy to the important work of making KU Libraries a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place for the campus and the greater community. These new members will serve a two year term, 2017-2019.

Newest members:
Chris Banuelos, Distinctive Collections
Sunita Gandhi, Content & Access Services
Natalie Mahan, Research & Learning
Joe Orosco, Content & Access Services
Victoria Williams, Content & Access Services

Thank you to our shiny new members! We are glad to welcome you into our group.

Returning members (2016-2018):
Tami Albin, Research & Learning (Co-chair)
Andi Back, Content & Access Services
Callie Wiygul Branstiter, Research & Learning
Leah Hallstrom, Office of Communication & Advancement
Jeromy Horkman, Content & Access Services (Co-chair)
Musa Olaka, Distinctive Collections
Rebecca Orozco, Research & Learning
Sheila Orth, Content & Access Services
Kevin Smith, Dean