Submitted by Gyasi Evans
Tell us how you or your department, organization or team is supporting diversity initiatives and antiracism or a helpful resource you’ve been using.
The Arthur Lakes Library is pleased to present an exhibit to help the Mines community learn more about the Black Lives Matter Movement and showcase our commitment to stand together with the Black and BIPOC communities on campus and around the world. The exhibit explores a diverse range of topics through an artistic display, a curated selection of books available for checkout, and information on an ongoing library project to map historical prejudice in real estate in Jefferson County.
You can find the exhibit in the library Entrance Lobby across from the Book and Brew. As our front doors are currently closed due to COVID, please enter the library via the west-side ramp entrance using your BlasterCard.
Why did you take this initiative or explore this resource?
The exhibit explores a diverse range of topics through an artistic display, a curated selection of books available for checkout, and information on an ongoing library project to map historical prejudice in real estate in Jefferson County.
The library is planning several lectures and other programs to further explore the Black Lives Matter movement. These events will be advertised via the Daily Blast, https://library.mines.edu/events/, and social media.
What did you learn or experience?
Please note that the exhibit content may be a trigger, especially for Black and BIPOC students. The library has provided a list of resources for African American and Black communities on our DI&A Resource page and we encourage students to contact the Counseling Center for additional resources and support.
Why are discussions about racism and diversity valuable for individuals, teams and the broader Mines community?
We strongly encourage all to engage with this exhibit and its materials, including providing feedback and suggestions, or asking questions.
Help the Mines community continue to learn and take action regarding diversity and racism on campus.
Tell us about a resource you’ve found insightful, or share a story about how your team, class, department or organization is discussing and addressing issues related to diversity or racism.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and what you’ve been working on so we can share with the Mines campus and encourage others to take these necessary steps as we climb together.