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Black Scholars on Black Lives Lecture: Derrick Jefferson, "When Worlds Collide"
CSU Channel Islands Broome Library, co-sponsored by the CSUCI Center for Multicultural Engagement and co-funded by student Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) funding, presents the inaugural Black Scholars on Black Lives Spring 2021 Lecture Series.

This lecture explores the presentation of self as well as how others see us, how that intersects or clashes with the academy, and how Black people (and others not cishet white maleoperate in systems such as the ivory tower of academia that was never intended to include them. A critique of whiteness, and how much easier it is for marginalized people to be accepted when they actualize whiteness. Mr. Jefferson questions, what is the cost of this slippery slope, and is it worth it?

Our first speaker, Derrick Jefferson, MLS, MFA, is a member of the library faculty at American University in Washington, D.C. His research is focused on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion issues, specifically in higher education libraries, and serves to mentor new librarians to the profession. Born and raised in Southern California, he once thought he’d become a pastry chef, and loves to cook and bake for friends. An award winning fiction writer and essayist in addition to being a sought after speaker on library issues, he holds degrees from Louisiana State University, Art Center College of Design, and San Diego State University. He also enjoys tacos, golden age hip-hop, collecting records, and fellow introverts.

Feb 2, 2021 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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