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Stop Asian Hate: Anti-Racism & Cultural Awareness

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The University Library Commits to Practicing Anti-racism

As your University Library, we commit to actively practicing anti-racism. We encourage you to share additional ideas that we can take to support the Black community, practice anti-racism, and stand in solidarity with marginalized groups and individuals. Our next steps include, but are not limited to:

  • Commit to examining White supremacy culture in the Library organization in order to address its impacts and our own positionality in confronting it. 
  • Develop our library materials to be more representative and anti-racist, as well as address instances of racist language in our collections and catalog records.
  • Examine the racial composition of our leadership team and identify methods to increase organizational leadership by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as representation of marginalized voices in Library decision-making (positionally and in terms of influence).
  • Examine our recruitment and retention practices across the board to enact more inclusive practices for BIPOC and other marginalized groups.
  • Commit to ongoing organizational dialogues with a focus on institutional practices that perpetuate the systemic oppression of BIPOC.
  • Continue to pursue Library-wide learning opportunities provided by known and respected anti-oppression & anti-racism experts, including ally workshops and training led by CSUSM employees.
  • Create more co-curricular programming for the campus community on anti-racism, systemic oppression, and similar topics.

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