Diversity & Inclusion

20 Jan
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20 Jan

BIPOC Coffee Breaks, Forum Coming Up

Last week, the American Booksellers Association hosted its quarterly forum for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers, who joined together virtually to discuss any matters of bookselling they chose.

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20 Jan

Afternoon, Evening Coffee Breaks Scheduled for Next Week

Virtual Coffee Breaks will be held on January 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET and January 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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11 Jan

Array of Coffee Breaks to Connect Booksellers Throughout January

Four more virtual Coffee Breaks will be held between now and the end of the month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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11 Jan
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Nominations Close January 20 for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

In adding to the DEIC, ABA is looking for individuals who represent different diverse identities. Booksellers can nominate themselves or a colleague now.

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05 Jan

Special BIPOC Coffee Break/Forum Coming Up on January 14

This gathering combines the monthly BIPOC Coffee Break with the quarterly BIPOC forum so that booksellers can share ideas for future Coffee Breaks; needs for ABA services, programming, and support in general; and questions.

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04 Jan
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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Nominees will be contacted on a rolling basis to inquire about their interest, answer questions, and request additional information if needed.

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04 Jan

ABA Coffee Breaks to Be Held Throughout January

ABA will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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21 Dec

Remember to Nominate for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Members of the DEIC are appointed by ABA staff with recommendations from the current DEIC committee and nominations from members. Booksellers can also self-nominate for the committee.  

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21 Dec

ABA Coffee Breaks to Return January 5

In 2021, the American Booksellers Association will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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15 Dec
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19
15 Dec

Nominations Underway for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Booksellers are invited to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to the committee, which serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA.

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09 Dec

ABA Launches Nomination Call for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The committee serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA.

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23 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

“When They Call You a Terrorist” Bookplates Available to Booksellers

Bookstores can request bookplates signed by Black Lives Matter founder and author Patrisse Cullors. 

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10 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist” Underway

The event is free to all who would like to attend. Donations are being taken in support of Black Lives Matter Global Foundation.

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