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Libraries Working Towards Social Justice

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About this Guide

Libraries Working Towards Social Justice is a series of programs with seven local libraries to present a variety programs related to social justice issues. 

These thought-provoking lectures and discussions will help Merrimack Valley residents to think about and cordially address current events and troubling issues in today’s society. Patrons are welcome to sign up for any of these programs, no matter which community you live in (or if you live in none of the communities), anyone and everyone is welcome 

Partner Libraries: Haverhill Public LibraryLawrence Public LibraryMemorial Hall Library,  Burlington Public LibraryTewksbury Public LibraryWilmington Memorial Library, and Nevins Library.

Use this guide to find physical and digital resources from the Stevens and beyond to enhance understanding these social justice issues, in particular anti-racism. You can use the navigation bar at the top or on the side. 

Upcoming Events

Race & Childbirth in America, Waltham Library, 10/28 at 7pm

Childbirth has been a part of human existence for, well, forever, yet the experience has changed significantly over time. For African American women and their babies, birth outcomes have mirrored the racial and economic disparities of our society. Join us for this historical look at race and childbirth in the U.S. Our speaker, Dr. Wangui Muigai of Brandeis University, will guide us through major changes and challenges that have shaped black childbirth outcomes from slavery to present day.

Antiracism Doc Talk – White Like Me, Wilmington Library, 10/30 at 1pm

First, watch this documentary on Kanopy (using a BPL eCard to use their Kanopy subscription).

It is a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we’ve entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.


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