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Date: April 19 - 22, 2023
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Overdue: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries
Podcast Series, Launched 3/31/22
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Committee

Episode 14:  Righting Black History
w/Sherry Antoine, Laurie Bridges & Diana Park 

In this episode, we talk with Sherry Antoine (Executive Director of AfroCROWD), Laurie Bridges (Instruction and Outreach librarian at Oregon State University), and Diana Park (Science Librarian at Oregon State University) about their work to RIGHT history by writing Black history into Wikipedia.

Learn about what is happening in libraries and partner organizations to further representation of Black folx (and all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Wikipedia is one of the first results that comes up when we search the web, while still often disregarded for its ability to allow anyone to add information to the large system of knowledge. That ability, for ALL to contribute to this repository of information and history, provides a new way to fight for social justice and Black futures.

Date of interview: February 13, 2023
Hosts: Melissa Anderson and Brittany Young

Links mentioned in this episode:

This is the official last episode of OVERDUE Season 1. We have had a very successful year with FOURTEEN episodes, and I think this is a wonderful note to end on to not only wrap up our first season, but to also commemorate the end of Black History Month and remind people that righting histories, sharing accurate information and honoring Black and African American ancestry, culture and history does not stop after the month of February


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Oregon Library Association Quarterly (OLAQ)
Check out the new issue Vol. 27, No. 1!

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Visit the new website now for information on upcoming issues, search for archived articles, and find out how you can contribute your voice to a publication dedicated to representing Oregon libraries and staff!