Diversity Discussions

We are pleased to announce the new quarterly Diversity Discussions program! This book club is open to all FLA members. The book selections for discussion were carefully selected to help open up dialogue on topics of diversity and how they may relate to the library workplace. Together, we’ll create a fun and safe environment where we can have conversations on topics like gender identity, race, and immigrant experiences with the help of some really interesting reads. Here’s what we’ve got lined up:

July 22, 2pm (est): Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? By Heath Fogg Davis Watch the Recording

October 15, 2pm (est): Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong  Watch the Recording

January 26, 2022: Floating in a Most Peculiar Way by Louis Onuorah Chude-Sokei

April: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

In the New Year 2022, the Diversity Discussions book group will continue as planned!  Beginning on Wednesday, January 26th at 2 PM, in celebration of February’s African-American History Month, we will host an online discussion for Floating in a Most Peculiar Way by Louis Onuorah Chude-Sokei. This well-received memoir, which People magazine calls "A beautifully told story about displacement and coming-of-age,” relays the unique journey of Chude-Sokai from his African origins, to Jamaica and then on to Los Angeles. It describes the variety of hardships and triumphs that the author experiences as he adapts to his new surroundings. 

This book club is open to all FLA members. Books for each discussion were carefully selected to help open up dialogue on topics of diversity and how they may relate to the library workplace. Together, we’ll create a fun and safe book club environment. 

Diversity Discussion- January 26, 2022
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