In July 2020, the Harvard Widener Library and the Harvard Film Archive virtually presented the film CHANGE THE
The Bias Hiding in your Library, Amanda Ros, The Conversation, 2019.
Three Decades Since Prejudices and Antipathies: A Study of Changes in the Library of Congress Subject Headings, Steven A. Knowlton, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2005.
There is an entire body of literature across the disciplines on how language can be used to dehumanize individuals and groups.
Here's a brief read: "Dehumanizing always starts with language," adapted from Braving the Wilderness (2017), Brene Brown.
Questions for consideration:
Question: What are ways we can support student activism and promote students' voices on our campuses?
Join a campus group working on behalf of marginalized students
Attend a student club meeting, Dream Center or Multicultural Center event as an ally
Create venues, platforms and opportunities for students to share their activism and voices
Engage with students about changes they'd like to see
Read or contribute related articles to student or campus newspapers and newsletters
Share your experiences supporting students with your colleagues in department/division mtgs
Educate yourself about student activism by attending sessions within your own profession
Encourage students participation in honor's programs, clubs and other organizations