Special Event added – Thursday, 4/16/20

The Harrisonburg LAC is excited to announce the addition of a special event opportunity for conference attendees on Thursday, 4/16:

Documentary screening of Change the Subject: a documentary about labels, libraries, and activism

Thursday, 4/16/2020, 3:30-5:00pm at the Grafton-Stovall Theatre on JMU’s campus (a 10 minute walk from Hotel Madison)
55 minute film + Q&A via Skype with the film’s producers
Moderated by Dr. Steven Holloway, Director of Metadata Strategies at James Madison University Libraries
Sponsored by JMU Libraries Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Change the Subject tells the story of a group of students at Dartmouth College, who from their first days at Dartmouth, were committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented peoples.  In partnership with staff at Dartmouth College, these students – now alumni – produced a film to capture their singular effort at confronting an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog. Their advocacy took them all the way from Baker-Berry Library to the halls of Congress, showing how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.

Youtube trailer