Dec 2nd Friends of the Lehigh Libraries Talk: Anti-Racism as Action

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Dr. Sirry Alang Dec 2nd Friends of the Lehigh Libraries Talk: Anti-Racism as Action

Join us on Wednesday, December 2, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (online via Zoom) for a talk, “Anti-Racism as Action,” part of the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries Speaker Series.

The talk is presented by Dr. Sirry Alang, Associate Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society at Lehigh University, and a founding co-director of the Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and chair of the Health Justice Collaborative.

While structural racism is the most enduring form of racism, this talk will highlight how to confront interpersonal racism. The audience is invited to consider two phrases with respect to anti-racist action: 1) “The system is racist” and  2) “The only person I can change for sure is myself.”

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by University Librarian Boaz Nadav-Manes. This event is free and open to the public.

Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries.

Please be aware that there has been a nationwide increase in disruptions to virtual events. Some of these disruptive incidents could include offensive language or imagery. If this occurs, the meeting host may need to end the meeting and reschedule. Thank you for your patience as we work through these challenges.