Did you know Dartmouth College students lobbied Congress in 2016 to change the standardized terminology used by their university (and universities across America) from the term "i-****** aliens" to "Undocumented immigrants"? Even though the American Library Association supported the change, Republican Congressmembers rejected the students' petition.
Join us to watch the documentary film which follows the Dartmouth students as they journey to Washington to petition Congress for the change. The Dream Center and Meriam Library are collaborating to screen the documentary film about "libraries, labels, and activism" October 18th from 4-5:30pm.
There will be a panel discussion with campus community members immediately following the film and free snacks for attendees.
Critical cataloging is a movement that focuses on developing critical practices around cataloging which can mitigate harmful ideology present in library catalogs, cataloging standards, and controlled vocabularies. Critical cataloging acknowledges the power structures which have historically been codified and neutralized within cataloging practices – from colonization, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism and other forms of oppression. The movement seeks to understand how these forces continue to perpetuate harm within our libraries and find solutions to these structural problems within library catalogs.
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