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Confronting Inequality: A Symposium Presented by the Intellectual Freedom & Social Responsibilities Committee of the Massachusetts Library Association

  • 18 Oct 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Join us to examine the forces creating and sustaining inequality, to celebrate transformative efforts to disrupt those forces, and to highlight tools that librarians and other information professionals can use to help secure equality in their communities.

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA


Featuring Special Guests

VIRGINIA EUBANKS

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany SUNY and author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Punish, Police, and Profile the Poor

CHUCK COLLINS

Director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program on Inequality and the Common Good, editor of Inequality.org, and author of Is Inequality in America Irreversible? and Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.

And Celebrating the Work of Our Inaugural Civil Liberties Champion Award Recipient

ROOPIKA RISAM

Assistant Professor of English at Salem State and co-creator of the website Torn Apart / Separados, a data visualization of “zero tolerance” detention centers for asylum seekers.

View Torn Apart / Separados at: http://xpmethod.plaintext.in/torn-apart/volume/2/index

And read about its creation at: https://www.wired.com/story/ice-is-everywhere-using-library-science-to-map-child-separation/


For more information contact IFSRC Co-Chair Jacqueline Rafferty at jrafferty@ocln.org.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FAIR

The Confronting Inequality Symposium will include a Civic Engagement Fair with the opportunity to connect with change makers invested in creating positive change and promoting the quality of civic life in our communities. Exhibitors include the Harvard Democratic Knowledge Project, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. You will have the opportunity to talk with colleagues from the Chelmsford Public Library, the Newton Free Library, the Wilmington Memorial Library, and the Wellfleet Public Library about their innovative library/civic engagement projects.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

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Registration, Coffee, and Exhibit 10:00-11:00 AM
Civil Liberties Champion Award and Presentation to Roopika Risam 11:00-11:30 AM
Civic Engagement Fair 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Lunch (exhibitors will still be available) 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Chuck Collins 1:00-2:00 PM
Virginia Eubanks 2:00-3:00 PM
Moderated Discussion and Book Sale/Signing 3:00-4:00 PM