Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Free Webinar Alert! Confronting Xenophobia and Supporting Asian and Asian/Pacific American Communities during COVID-19

Check out this amazing upcoming free webinar from ALA and APALA!

"Please find information of our upcoming free webinar in partnership with the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

Please note that the webinar platform has a limit of 100 attendees per webinar; however, if you register, you will receive a link to the archived recording.

Title: Confronting Xenophobia and Supporting Asian and Asian/Pacific American Communities during COVID-19
Date: Friday, May 1 at 12 p.m. CST
Description: In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), cases of racism and xenophobia against Asians and Asian/Pacific Americans have surged across the world. In the United States, there has always been a deep history of xenophobia towards Asians. This webinar will feature two experts to discuss the issue of Anti-Asian sentiment, and will also focus on teaching resources in countering xenophobia.

Webinar Speakers

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Description automatically generatedDr. Erika Lee
Dr. Erika Lee is a Regents Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, and Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The author of America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, The Making of Asian America and other award-winning books, Lee lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Description automatically generatedDr. Sarah Park Dahlen
Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen is an associate professor in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research interests include representations of the Korean diaspora in children's literature, children's librarianship, and transracial adoption. She co-founded and co-edits Research on Diversity in Youth Literature and co-created the 2018 Diversity in Children’s Books infographic."

Links to YSS COVID-19 series:
Online Storytimes
SLP & Programming Resources
Re-Opening and Safety Issues
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Professional Development
Kids Resources
WI Online Program Data
Friday FAQs with Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
4/10/20 recording       4/17/20 recording          4/24/20 recording        5/1/20 recording               5/8/20 recording
Taking Care of You

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