List of Statements against Racism and Harrassment

Links for discussion. List compiled by Dierdre Conkling:  bit.ly/2HU9FaF.   Collection of statements related to this, https://bit.ly/2MLnI10 , and other racist incidents at ALA Conferences.   Statements from ALA Units and Affiliates ALA Executive Board releases statement regarding incident at Council Forum: https://bit.ly/2S6AJbz APALA statement against racism and harassment: https://bit.ly/2RBU3Ir ACRL Board Statement Against Racism, Harassment, … Continue reading List of Statements against Racism and Harrassment

Neutrality, narratives and neo-Nazis: Examining HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

 “Neutrality, narratives and neo-Nazis: Examining HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner“ I recently posted an essay to medium (link above). It details the events surrounding the ongoing durational artwork HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner. The project is an example of how quickly a false narrative can spread and the consequences of misinformation and misrepresentation. It … Continue reading Neutrality, narratives and neo-Nazis: Examining HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

ALA Meeting Rooms Interpretation: The importance of removing the word HATE.

While I patiently wait for a reply from my email to ALA and OIF (https://katieanderson.camden.rutgers.edu/2018/07/12/letter-to-ala-oif/), I am going to share the responses I received from different people who research, report on and are very familiar with hate groups (specifically white supremacist groups as this is an area of my research). I reached out to them … Continue reading ALA Meeting Rooms Interpretation: The importance of removing the word HATE.

Letter to ALA OIF

Below is my email to ALA OIF in response to the changes to the interpretations on Meeting rooms (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/meetingrooms), specifically my concerns with the process that led to this specific wording along with the alarming nature of the wording itself. I also include comments regarding the troubling response: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/07/ala-oif-responds-library-bill-rights-meeting-room-interpretation-update “If a library allows charities, non-profits, and … Continue reading Letter to ALA OIF