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Webinar: What to Do About Anti-Racist Babies, Drag Queens and Censors

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT

In a time when board books and story times are being challenged, your institution and staff need to be prepared – but how? Solid informed policy, consistent processes, and knowing your stakeholders will all lead to better communication and response when a challenge arises. We will walk through these areas providing examples and possible solutions, including a variety of resources and allies available for support. Time for Q&A at the end!

The webinar will take place via Zoom. Live captioning will be provided. A recording and transcript will be made available afterwards if attendees cannot participate in real time. Please contact info@clel.org with any additional access needs.

The Zoom Meeting link will be provided immediately upon registration after clicking Submit. If you are registering on the day of, please save this information! A reminder with the meeting link will be emailed to registrants who sign up in advance.

REGISTER: https://forms.gle/cVniQoYF6xdXjvJY7

CLEL is hosting a Matching Fundraiser in conjunction with this webinar to benefit Unite Against Book Bans. CLEL will match donations up to a total of $500. Make a donation and share it with CLEL using this survey so we can match your donation.

Miranda Doran-Myers is a librarian in Denver, Colorado and has served as the chair of the Colorado Association of Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committee since 2018. Her goal is to help library workers provide their communities with free and equitable access to information, which includes creating supportive, safe, and stimulating workplace conditions for library workers. Miranda holds an MLIS from Florida State University.

Dodie Ownes is an adult services librarian at Denver Public Library, in the Central Branch, and has been the co-chair of the Colorado Association of Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committees since the start of 2022. As public libraries increasingly become safe havens for underserved communities, she works to ensure equity of access to resources and information for all, and to protect the privacy of customers and library workers. Dodie holds an MALS from University of Chicago.


August 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT