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EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

 

DATABASES

  • Contemporary Women's Issues
    Coverage of topics relevant to women around the world, including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

  • Diversity Studies
    Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

  • Gender Studies
    Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

  • Religion and Philosophy
    Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

DIVERSITY EVENTS
Sun, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join relatives of Alexandria Library Sit-In protestors William “Buddy” Evans and Morris Murray in a panel discussion.

Wed, Oct 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Dr. Salin Sayilgan of Wesley Theological Seminary talks about his new book, "An Islamic Jihad of Nonviolence."

Wed, Oct 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of Jill Ker Conway's memoir of growing up in Australia.

Fri, Nov 01, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring a photo or offering for your loved one for our community altar, or join us for Día de los Muertos crafts.

Fri, Nov 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Mon, Nov 04, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
"Urban Rez" explores the impact of the Voluntary Relocation Program, which ran from 1952 until 1973 and encouraged Native Americans to leave homelands and move to cities.

Fri, Nov 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

Sat, Nov 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join us for a free presentation from the National Park Service in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Mon, Nov 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join storyteller Dovie Thomason as she presents "We Call the Earth Our Mother: Stories of Thanks."

Fri, Nov 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a presentation from the National Park Service.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.