Libraries Recovering Better for an Equitable, Sustainable and Peaceful World
From Kathleen Ebeling
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September 21, 2021; 12:00-1:15pm CT
Elizabeth Pierre-Louis Augustin, Program Director, Fondation Connaissance et Liberté - FOKAL (Haiti)
Ana María Talavera Ibarra, Professor, Information Sciences Program, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Peru)
Clara M. Chu, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Summary: As the world recovers from the pandemic, the recovery process is unequal. Libraries can take action by sharing best practices to lead and support local needs across the globe. In their role as community hubs, all libraries contribute to their communities to recover better for a more equitable, sustainable and peaceful world. Since launching the Libraries for Peace Initiative in 2016, the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs has invited the library and information community to celebrate Libraries for Peace (L4P) Day as the world community observes International Day of Peace on September 21 every year. In celebration of the United Nations’ 2021 theme “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world” and the Mortenson Center's 30th anniversary, we invite you to celebrate peace by providing information on protecting communities against the coronavirus variants, promoting the right to health information and preservation of traditional medicine, combatting acts of hate online and offline, and providing spaces that foster community engagement and understanding.
In this webinar, speakers will present how libraries in their countries can recover better for an equitable, sustainable and peaceful world from a time of difficulty, not only because of the pandemic but political instability, economic insecurity, and environmental hazards. The presentations will be followed by a panel conversation and Q&A with the audience.
Celebrate Libraries for Peace Day 9/21
For more information: https://librariesforpeace.org/l4pday/2021-2/
A webinar in celebration of the Mortenson Center’s 30th Anniversary. See: https://www.library.illinois.edu/mortenson/30th-anniversary/