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Please join Dr. Anita Coleman at the following events. The most recent events (upcoming) are listed first, followed by those that have been completed, along with her presentations/papers. Details about participant engagement and discussion, Q&A, are often listed within each presentation. Thanks for sharing widely and helping end racism.

August, 30, 2016, Santa Ana Kiwanis.  Identity in America.

July 15 - 17, 2016, Summer Conference, Presbyterian Women of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Chapman University, Orange, CA.  Forum I on Building An Inclusive, Caring Community on Friday 2 pm and a follow-up Workshop Reclaiming ourselves on Saturday 10 am for those who want to get into more detail.
 
June 16 - 18, 2016, ATLA Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA. Theology, Race, and Libraries. Recent theological research into the origin of race and the presence of structural racism in library systems of knowledge organization will be presented. Using examples from the open access Anti-racism Digital Library and International Anti-racism Thesaurus participants will learn how to overcome current limitations in library catalog subject headings in order to offer anti-racist and "just library service." Learning outcomes: #1 Understanding how race and anti-racism are represented in library catalogs using Library of Congress Subject Headings and library databases; #2 Identifying anti-racism genres using examples from the open access Anti-racism Digital Library; #3  Learning the vocabulary of "anti-racism" using examples from the International Anti-racism Thesaurus. Paper presented. 

April 10, 17, 2016 - Anti-racism: The Racial Imagination and Categorization. Class goals: Becoming aware of implicit bias; Creating identity without racial overtones. Handouts are available in The Racial Imagination collection of the Anti-racism Digital Library / Thesaurus. 

March 10 - 24, 2016 - 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. New York. Here are two blog posts about it (stay tuned for more): Comfort Women = Sex Slaves (Tags: Japan, Korea, WW2, Intersectionality, Gender, VAW) | OC Cities for CEDAW (Tags: GlobalGoals, VAW, UNCSW60) 

February 25, 2016. A public outreach effort. Join us for a moderated, real-time, short synchronous and longer asynchronous chat after we watch Union Seminary's livestream of The History and Evolution of Black Theology by Prof. James Cone on Thursday February 25, 12:30 Eastern Standard Time (9:30 am Pacific time). For more details, please go to Events. James Cone, author of God of the Oppressed, is known as the founder of black liberation theology and you can read his bio here: https://utsnyc.edu/academics/faculty/james-h-cone/ To watch the livestream, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Q768HvabU 

February 18, 2016. Invited presentation on Race in America. Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton, and Westminster.Handouts:Historical timeline, US Census Bureau chart. (jpg file) and Anti-racism Digital Library screenshot (jpg file). 

January 10, 2016. Invited lecture on Bias and Prejudice by Anita Coleman. Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Woods. Handout: Daily Examen, page 1; The Modern Racial Imagination: Categorization, Bias and Prejudice, page 2; #SolidarityWithHumanity Action Item, pages 3-4).

November 19, 2015. Sacred Conversations: Speaking Anti-racism Open Space I. The Gathering of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos at First Pres. Church at Garden Grove, Euclid Ave. Garden Grove, CA.  

October 3-4, 2015. National Faith Leadership Conference, Church of the Redeemer, 45 Tesla, Irvine, CA (Anti-racism DL and Thesaurus Demo, Research, Q&A)

September 24, 2015. Can there be racism without any racists? Open Space, The Gathering of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd # A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.  Abstract: Recent theological research into the origin of race is described (including Willie James Jenning's The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, Yale University Press, 2010; Jennings won the 2011 American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion). Brief evidence for the presence of structural racism in library systems of knowledge organization is presented. The research and development goals of the Anti-racism Digital Library and International Anti-racism Thesaurus are highlighted.  Tags: Anti-racism, Intellectual access and bias, Modern origins of race, Structural racism, Western theological origins of race, Theology of glory, Theology of the cross.

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