Ramsey County Library is seeking panelists for an event on "Talking to Young Children about Race." This will likely be a community conversation format, where the audience can pose questions for the panel. They're seeking a diverse panel to speak to what will likely be a mostly-white audience, while also recognizing that it is not the "job" of people of color to educate white folks. If you're interested or know someone who you think should be on the panel, please contact Anna Haase-Krueger.
DORT at MLA: Sessions and Elections
The MLA Annual Conference is always a time for DORT to shine. We're sponsoring two sessions this year:
We also have our DORT Annual Meeting on Friday morning at 8:10am. We have only 30 minutes and will be making the most of it with "speed brainstorming" of ideas for future DORT activities. Also: start thinking about who you would like to nominate for the next Chair. We will be electing the 2017 Chair-elect/2018 Chair later this fall.
Here are other sessions at the conference that get the informal DORT seal of approval for diversity and outreach content: