Allyship and Advocacy at Work: Moving from Awareness to Action

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:30PM Pacific / 1:00-2:30PM Mountain / 2:00-3:30PM Central

Members from sponsoring chapters need not register as they will receive an email from their chapter with the presentation login information. Sponsoring members include the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SC/MLA), the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL), and the Northern California Nevada Library Group (NCNMLG).

The MCMLA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee along with the Education Committee have arranged for a special DEI presentation and discussion event, September 13, by Dr. Linda Grace Solis. Dr. Solis will speak for 60 minutes and then there will be a 30-minute discussion to follow.

Description: Each of us has a role to play in building an inclusive and equitable workplace. Even if you are not in a position of traditional or positional power, you can be an ally and an advocate for the people around you. In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to explore what it means to be an ally and an advocate at work, and you’ll walk away with concrete tools you can use to build a workplace culture that is inclusive and where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Short Bio: Linda Grace Solis, PhD, has long been passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues as related to medical education and to healthcare in general. Dr. Solis serves as faculty advisor for several learner affinity groups at UIWSOM and loves getting to know the learners through these groups. She delights in mentoring students on their journeys to and through medical school, especially those students who are from communities that are under-represented in medical education and healthcare. A lifelong fan of libraries of all kinds, Dr. Solis is fortunate to be a “librarian-in-law” through her sister, who has been a medical librarian for over 25 years. Dr. Solis holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Note: The Zoom link will be shared via the NCNMLG Listserv.

Flyer for event

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