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Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race - May 4 Webinar

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Guest post by The IDEA Team

WI Libraries Talk About Race logoThe next webinar in the Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race series, How to Move Past Midwest Nice and Towards Safety and Belonging, will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 1-2 p.m.


In this one-hour webinar, you will learn:

  • What is Midwest Nice and how can it obstruct safety and belonging at work?
  • Why bystander intervention is vital in public libraries.
  • Concrete strategies, including example scripts, for how to respond to harmful behavior from patrons, community stakeholders, or staff.
  • Reporting and how to address harm after it happens.

Date: May 4, 2023, from 1 – 2 p.m. Central Time

Click here or visit to register and check out the rest of this year's schedule.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

As part of the 2023 LSTA-funded project, WI Libraries Talk About Race is a team of system consultants from across Wisconsin named “The IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Action) Team.” The purpose of this team is to facilitate and organize statewide professional learning on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for Wisconsin library staff members. In 2021/2022, the primary focus for the team was on race and racial equity. 

For questions about this information, contact Beth Tomev (608) 266-7410

WI Libraries for Everyone

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