Silence is NOT an option – 10/14/20 (10/14/2020)

1) Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Best-selling author and associate professor at UCLA, Dr. Safiya Noble will give a virtual talk titled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism at 10:30 a.m. (pacific) on Wednesday, October 21, over Zoom. Noble’s talk will be a part of Open Access Week 2020 activities held by Milner Library, Illinois State University.  Join via Zoom

2) Confronting Hard History: Using Primary Sources to Teach Slavery, Civil Rights, and Black Lives Matter

Hassan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at Ohio State, discussed teaching with primary sources to complicated normative narratives of slavery, the civil rights movement and Black Lives Matter protests. This presentation highlighted the importance of looking honestly at the past to understand the persistence of racial inequality in the U.S. today, and to create a more equitable and democratic future.  View the recorded webinar here.

3) Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?

The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice.

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4) Meet the Teenage Girls Creating a New Future

Tiana Day, 17, organized the first-ever Black Lives Matter protest across the Golden Gate Bridge. Shayla Turner, 18, spent part of her high school graduation week campaigning to improve Chicago’s public schools. Brianna Chandler, 18, organized a teach-in for local students to learn about racial justice. Six teens in Nashville, led by 16-year-old Zee Thomas, organized a march of more than 10,000 against police brutality.  How are these four extraordinary young women using their voices and sharing their vision with their communities? What are the tools that help them imagine a new future? What moves them as creative leaders? Read an interview with the girls.

5) Resources for Coping with Race Related Trauma: