LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
iSchool Presents EDI Online Symposium June 30
Published: June 23, 2022 by Eori Tokunaga
Please join the SJSU School of Information in honoring our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) community as we celebrate Pride month.
In 1999, the United States officially designated June as Pride month, after years of protests, riots, and movements demanding equality for LGBTQIA+ folks. While Pride month today is seen as a celebration of affirmation, equity, and visibility, it is also important to continue advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights and creating space for our underserved community members. In 2019, the iSchool hosted a webinar on Transgender Inclusion in Libraries, hosted by guest speakers Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and Sunny Kim, followed with a guest post from Dr. Michele Villagran.
Following the State of California’s Assembly Bill 1887, the SJSU iSchool will not be traveling to states that have enacted discriminatory laws against LGBTQIA+ folks. The iSchool is an institution that actively condones discriminatory measures on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. If you are in need of assistance, please know that there are various resources available for students, not limited to the SJSU Pride Center and the SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services.
Join us on June 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time, for our EDI Symposium, “How LGBTQIA+ Librarians Shape Libraries Today,” as we welcome our keynote speakers, Elizabeth Batte and Shannon Oltmann, and our panel of librarians.
“Libraries should be intentional about highlighting underrepresented voices and creating a space that is safe and welcoming to those voices and their readers.” — Elizabeth Batte
Register for here this free event: https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8RUuLHK1ShCSxfWsPYGv4Q