Organizing Ideas

Ep 22 - Grassroots Libraries and Care in Community (Pre-BCLA Chat) with Y Vy Truong, Rachel Lau, and Avi Grundner

av Organizing Ideas | Publicerades 4/3/2020

** This episode was recorded on March 12, 2020 before UBC Library, where we were recording, was closed to the public, and we were all encouraged to stay home and physically distance from one another. **

In preparation for the now-cancelled British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) 2020 conference, Karen sat down with Y Vy Truong, Rachel Lau, and Avi Grundner to talk about expectations and ideas for their discussion panel, titled “Collections in Social Movements: Grassroots Libraries in Marginalized Communities.”

Our guests:

• Y Vy Truong - @YVyTruong / @josspaperlib
• Rachel Lau - @racholau / @queer_reads_library
• Avi Grundner - @avi_ouslyy / @OutOnTheShelves

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Because libraries and archives are never neutral. Taking a closer look at the relationships between organizing information and community organizing. We talk to information professionals, activists, and other insightful folks who have thoughts about what we mean when we say, “knowledge is power”. Hosted by two new librarians figuring things out as we go. We are based on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.