Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS

Starts:  3/26/2016  10:00 AM
Ends: 3/26/2016
Location: Simmons College, Boston, MA
The DERAIL (Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS) forum is a student-led event initiated to address the need for critical discussions of the intersections between social justice issues and our roles as students and information professionals. We acknowledge that LIS institutions including academic departments are not neutral in larger discussions of power and privilege, and DERAIL seeks to address the gaps in professional standards and curriculum to recognize how the complexity of our individual and collective identities can work towards equitable information systems, environments, and practices. Participants of DERAIL will be able to connect to a larger community of students and practitioners engaged in critical LIS work and gain experience presenting research.