BlPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) Discussion Group


To foster connections and help build networks among underrepresented groups within ALSC.


Alia R. Jones
(Convener, January 14, 2021, to June 30, 2027)
Hanna Lee
(Convener, May 6, 2019, to June 30, 2024)

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Established in 2019 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

More about the Discussion Group

The BIPOC Discussion Group will convene face-to-face at each conference and will not include any virtual meetings.

The purpose of the BIPOC Discussion Group is to provide a safe, welcome, and open space for ALSC members who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to discuss specific experiences in the profession and the Association.

The Discussion Group will benefit ALSC by 1) demonstrating ALSC's commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all members, while acknowledging the inequity that makes a group like this necessary; and 2) supporting ALSC's ongoing work to continually adopt inclusive, equitable practices through feedback from the group's participants.

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