Webinar: Anti-Racism in the Bookstore

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 3:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 4:30 PM EDT

Join RISEwithUS for a live encore presentation of the Wi2024 session, Anti-Racism in the Bookstore: Cultivating Inclusive Spaces & Practices Through Equity-Centered Practices and Leadership.

This webinar will provide bookstore managers and employees with a comprehensive understanding of how to create and maintain inclusive spaces. Over the span of 1.5 hours, participants will delve into discussion on how racism plays out in bookstores and the bookselling industry at large, components of facilitating an equity-centered culture in bookselling and for employees, as well as the essence of restorative leadership. By focusing on both internal dynamics among staff and external interactions with customers, this webinar ensures that participants will leave with practical tools to make impactful changes in their businesses. Concluding with a segment on crafting effective anti-racist policies, attendees will be poised to lead their establishments with an informed and equity-centered approach.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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