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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Friday, August 11 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Social Change Book Club: Creating a Safe Space to Discuss Community Issues

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A group of Denver Public Library African American librarians started a non-traditional book club called R.A.D.A.: Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action, to achieve footing within the Denver community. The R.A.D.A. is bold in its delivery by promoting reading for social consciousness, encouraging an exchange of ideas, and community sharing. The selected books (identified in this program presentation) have enabled lively discussion and very enriching sharing. R.A.D.A.'s goal is to continue this diverse and inclusive book club approach. This program overview highlights the promotion, operation and impact of R.A.D.A., as well as suggestions for forming a similar book club at your library.

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Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coord... Read More →

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Hadiya Evans

LPA, Denver Public Library - Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Hadiya Evans is a program & exhibit planner for the Blair-Caldwell African American Research branch of the Denver Public Library. She has worked for both the library and the Friends Foundation gaining perspective of the library through the lens of an employee, fundraiser/advocate... Read More →
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James Allen Davis Jr.

Denver Public Library, Librarian
James Davis is a Librarian for the Denver Public Library, he has worked in public libraries for 15 years, and has served as a mentor and coach in library services. James has facilitated book discussion groups and created programs to enhance community engagement and outreach... Read More →

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