The following library workers and educators have been selected to participate in the Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois on March 21-22, 2019. This workshop is being offered by the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Preparation Workshop is being offered as part of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), the Kellogg Foundation’s comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. TRHT seeks to unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism – the main one being the belief in a “hierarchy of human value.” ALA is one of the 100 voluntary National Partner Organizations, along with 44 scholars, that participated in the 2016 TRHT design phase. More information about the Kellogg Foundation's TRHT efforts and a downloadable copy of the TRHT Implementation Guidebook are available online at https://healourcommunities.org/.
Shahadah Abdul-Rashid, Community Initiatives Specialist, Free Library of Philadelphia (Pa.)
Annette Alvarado, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Elkid Alvarez, Community Engagement Specialist, Kenosha (Wis.) Public Library
Chalida Anusasananan, Teacher Librarian, Everett Middle School, San Francisco, Calif.
Wini Ashooh, Teen Specialist Librarian, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Stafford, Va.
Joslyn Bowling Dixon, Assistant Library Director, Prince William (Va.) Public Library System
Tommy Bui, Teen Librarian, Inglewood (Calif.) Public Library
Vanessa Centeno, Youth Services Librarian, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library
Suzette Chang, Executive Director, City of Guthrie, Okla.
Tiffanie Claude, Human Resources - Talent Acquistion, New York (N.Y.) Public Library
Rose Dawson, Executive Director, Alexandria (Va.) Library
Nick Demske, Community Resources Librarian, Racine (Wis.) Public Library
Anthony Dunbar, Adult Services Librarian, White Oak Library District, Riverdale, Ill.
Isabel Duque, Librarian, Miami Dade College, Miami, Fla.
Catherine Fonseca, Outreach & Inclusion Librarian, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, Calif.
Laura Giacobbe, Public Services Librarian, New Brunswick (N.J.) Theological Seminary
Fae Giffen, Youth Librarian, Fresno County (Calif.) Public Library
Xan Goodman, Health Sciences Librarian, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sharmen Gowens, Chief Development Officer, YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Ga.
Angela Hartman, Librarian for Secondary Campuses, Hutto (Texas) Independent School District
Ifeude Hill, School Librarian Media Specialist, Decatur (Ga.) High School
Kay Hones, Librarian, Civic Center Secondary, San Francisco, Calif.
Gypsy Houston, Library Specialist, Union County Public Library, Monroe, N.C.
Andrea Jamison, Diversity Fellow and Lecturer, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools, Randallstown, Md.
Laurel Johnson, Young Adult Services Supervisor, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library
Leighanne Law, Teacher-Librarian, Scriber Lake High School, Edmonds , Wash.
Maica Lelis, Library Associate, Saint Paul Public Library, Little Canada, Minn.
Veronica Leigh Milliner, Community Engagement Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Judith Rambow, Lead Librarian, Kalamazoo (Mich.) Public Library
Eva Rios-Alvarado, Student Equity & Outreach Librarian, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif.
Shawna Sherman, Librarian, San Francisco (Calif.) Public Library
Christina Shutt, Executive Director, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock, Ark.
Emily Smith, Librarian, Hillsboro (Ore.) Public Library
Morgan Strickland, Library Associate, Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library
Sharon Stroye, Director of Public Engagement, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.
Johanna Ulloa Giron, Outreach Manager, Poudre River Public Library, Fort Collins, Colo.
Michele Villagran, Assistant Professor, San Jose State University, Alhambra, Calif.
Susan Wakefield, Youth Services Librarian, Anoka County Library, Blaine, Minn.
Ashleigh Williams, Editorial Assistant, School Library Journal, New York, N.Y.
Pang Yang, Project Manager, Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library
Bean Yogi, Library Associate II, Seattle (Wash.) Public Library