Library Participates in UnLearn Week
Jacque Rhodes, former Assistant Dean of Multicultural Student Development, pioneered UnLearn week in 2002, and it's become a long-standing tradition. The goal of UnLearn Week is to provide a safe campus-wide forum for conversations designed to unlearn stereotypes, biases, and racism. Khayree Williams, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Student Development, says,“Talking about race, talking about diversity, oftentimes it can be very uncomfortable. No one wants to say the wrong thing, so a lot of times what happens is instead of engaging in those conversations, we shy away from them. But it’s OK to talk about these things here at Calvin. We want to create a community where all students feel a sense of belonging."
Several reports and documents that help Calvin University to chart its progress in regard to anti-racism and diversity are FEN [From Every Nation], Diversity and Inclusion Project (final report), and the university's Strategic Plan.
Take a look at the calendar of events for Oct. 7-12. Several staff from the Hekman Library are leading a panel on diversity in children's and young adult literature on October 8 at noon in the Meeter Center Lecture Hall.