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Be a Smart Voter - Learn about Candidates & Ballot Initiatives!
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November 3rd is rapidly approaching. Check out these upcoming online events and workshops before casting your vote in this year’s election.

In the first full week of October, students will have opportunities to ask questions of candidates for Congress and the California State Senate in two town halls organized by the Associated Students Lobby Corps. State Senator Mike McGuire will meet with the HSU community on Monday, October 5 at 4pm while Jared Huffman will meet with the HSU community on Thursday, October 8 at 3pm. Both town halls will be moderated by Dr. Aaron Donaldson from the Department of Communication. Students can attend these events through the following links:

The Library is offering voter education SkillShops beginning on Friday, October 2. One SkillShop will focus on researching the California state ballot initiatives while the other will cover voting down-ballot on elected officials and initiatives at the local and state level. Each workshop will be offered multiple times and will be held on Zoom. You can register for these SkillShops by clicking on the links below. Each link will list the days and times that the SkillShop is offered and you can choose to attend one or more sessions:

The Humboldt County Library, as part of their Vote Smarter campaign, is offering the following online programs. Please pre-register on the Google form and you will be emailed a Zoom invite with the event link:

  • Monday, October 5 at 7pm: The Pros and Cons of Propositions, with the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County
  • Saturday, October 17 at 3:30pm: How to Vote in the time of COVID-19, with Kelly Sanders from the Humboldt County Elections Office
  • Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30pm: Making Informed Choices When Voting Locally, with Garrett Purchio from the Humboldt State University Library

Additionally, the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement and OLLI's Brown Bag Lunch Presentations will be offering the following workshop. Read more about it and RSVP here.

  • Monday, October 12 at 12pm: November Election Issues with the League of Women Voters

 

 
Find Your Textbook Online!
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Students
Physical textbook checkouts will not be available Fall 2020, however, we are trying to provide online access to as many textbooks and course materials as possible.  Please check the Course Reserves list to see if your textbook is already online and available. If you don't see your course, use the Course Reserve Request Form to request your book. See the Students Continuity Planning Guide for more information.

Faculty
We will work with you to get online access to your course materials. There are three options for making course materials available through the library at this time:

  1. eBook requests (which the library purchases)
  2. Accessible scans of textbook chapters (the Accessibility Resource Center can scan up to 15% of a textbook, or more if the instructor presents permission from the publisher).
  3. Assistance finding free, online open educational resources to replace your textbook (support from Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean)

Please see the Faculty Continuity Planning Guide for more information and use the Course Reserve Request Form to submit eBook and textbook scan requests.

 
GWPE Prep SkillShop
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All HSU undergraduates must pass the Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE) to graduate. It is recommended that the exam be taken during students' junior year.

Zoom Registration for October 28 @ 2pm or November 3 @ 11am

The Exam:
General information about the GWPE and how to register: https://gwpe.humboldt.edu/fees-registration

The Prep Workshop:
In this interactive Zoom workshop, we will review the purpose, format, and scoring of the GWPE, and then practice strategies to help you perform your best on exam day.

The workshop is free for HSU students.

NOTE: The workshop does not include a full-length timed practice exam. After the workshop, you are encouraged to complete a timed exam on your own and then meet with a Writing Studio Consultant for personalized feedback.

If you can't attend this workshop, you can come to the Writing Studio to review for the exam. Zoom or email consultations available. Schedule through tutortrac.humboldt.edu.

Facilitated by Allison lafrate and Kendra Traynor, (workshop is 1 hour and 30 minutes)

 
Campus & Community Dialogue on Race

The theme of this year's 22nd Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race is Global Justice for Black Lives: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future.

Workshops start Saturday, October 24th and run through the week with the keynote speaker, Claudia Rankine, speaking on Saturday, November 7th.

See the CDOR website for more information, including the events calendar where you can click on the titles to register for the zoom sessions and check the box to add events to your calendar.

 
Interested in joining a Transfer Student Organization?

Are you a transfer student and looking for ways to stay connected and engaged?

Are you interested in joining other transfer students as part of an organization/club?

Take this brief survey from Clubs & Organizations. Thanks!

For more information, reach out to Molly Kresl (Molly.Kresl@humboldt.edu).

 
Call for Evaluation of Librarian Katia Karadjova
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The Library Faculty Personnel Committee invites your assistance in the performance review of College of Natural Resources & Sciences Librarian Katia Karadjova. If you have experience working with Katia, we invite you to share your feedback with the Committee.

Please address your comments to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and submit using your HSU email to lfpc@humboldt.edu.

Please include Feedback on Katia Karadjova in the subject line.

Deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 23, 2020.

Thank you!

 
Discovering Humboldt!
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Join us in looking for and sharing wonderful places in Humboldt County. This presentation/workshop on Google Maps focuses on writing reviews and the benefits from contributing photos, reviews, and other information.

Facilitated by Annika Slattery

See the Discovering Humboldt webpage for more information and join us for a workshop on Friday, October 16 @ 11am or Tuesday, October 20 @ 12pm.

 
Looking for Computer Lab & Printer on Campus?
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While the campus holds face-to-face classes, September 8 - November 6, printing will be available at the following places:

Print Kiosks (print wirelessly):

  • JGC (Housing Lobby, 3rd Floor)
  • KA (Lobby)
  • FOR (Hallway by vending machines)
  • NR (Student Lounge)
  • SciA (3rd Floor Breezeway)
  • GH (2nd Floor by Vending Machines)

Labs

  • GH 215
  • NR 203

See ITS Student Printing for more information.

 
Renewing and Returning Library Materials

The HSU Library has temporarily suspended overdue fines as of March 18, 2020. View your account to see what you have checked out, verify the due dates, and renew, if allowed.

For items borrowed through InterLibrary Loan prior to the pandemic, check the due date in your InterLibrary Loan Account. The due dates may be sooner than HSU Library’s extended due date. To see what you have borrowed and to renew items (where possible) go to the “View” section on the left hand side of the screen and select “Checked Out/ Renew Items.”

To return items:

  • If you are near the HSU campus, you can use the drop box at the front of the Library entrance. The box at the Library circle is currently unavailable.
  • If you are near another CSU campus, check out their procedures for returns and return it there. They will forward items to us.
  • If these options are not available, mail it to us at HSU Library, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521. Contact us and we will send you a prepaid shipping label so you can send the item(s) back free of charge.

Questions? Please contact us at libcirculation@humboldt.edu.

 
Student Feedback Needed for Librarian Evaluations

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee invites your assistance in the evaluation of tenure-track librarians Carly Marino and Kyle Morgan.

Carly Marino - Special Collections Librarian & Archivist Kyle Morgan - Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian

If you have experience working with Carly or Kyle, we invite you to share your feedback with the Committee.

Please address your comments to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and submit using your HSU email to lfpc@humboldt.edu.

Please include Feedback on [Name] in the subject line.

Deadline for receipt is 5pm, Monday, September 14th, 2020.

Thank you.

 
Propose a SkillShop or L4HSU Event!
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SkillShops, 50-minute co-curricular workshops, are facilitated by faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders on campus. Want to offer a SkillShop?  Fill out the proposal form and we will help you set it up.  Please contact skillshops@humboldt.edu for more information.

L4HSU (The LifeLong Learning Lounge) has been the summer version of SkillShops - free learning events open to and conducted by campus and community members. It was so popular this summer that we are extending it into the school year!  These sessions are more informal, can last longer than 50 minutes, and are open to everyone via Zoom.  Use this proposal form to submit your event or contact us at l4hsu@humboldt.edu for more information.

Already offering workshops that fit either of these criteria?  We want to help you advertise them to the community!  We can also offer zoom training, co-facilitators to assist during your sessions, and other services to help.

Synchronous SkillShops will be starting in September but the online ones are now available to take anytime and can be assigned by faculty.  Learn Research Basics, How to Cite Sources, How to Read Scholarly Articles, and how to use various software like Camtasia, WordPress, and InDesign, to name just a few. More are being added during the semester.

We look forward to continuing to work with the campus and community and are grateful for all the past support of these programs that are helping them to grow and become important to facilitators and attendees alike.

 
Citing Insights 1.0 Released!
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Created by HSU students, Citing Insights is "a powerful web application designed to streamline assessment of students' information literacy and other skills. With Citing Insights, you can easily upload a student papers, the citations are detected and links to discovery tools make it easy to evaluate the sources. Discovery tools include Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar, and a Library's Alma Primo. Citing Insights is designed to automate using or editing AAC&U Information Literacy Value Rubrics, and other assessment rubrics, for assessing the student papers. You can also add annotation, and provide students feedback, or provide accrediting bodies with detailed assessment reports." (github)

On August 12, 2020, the Humboldt State University Library announces the release of version 1.0 of the open source software, Citing Insights. Over the past 18 months, thanks to the support of HSU and the California State University Graduation Initiative 2025, undergraduate students have developed Citing Insights, innovative and powerful software designed to streamline assessment of student learning, and enabling inter-rater reliability norming and analytics.

After extensive research and analysis with faculty and librarians, Citing Insights was released in beta on March 14, 2020, featuring: streamlining assessment of information literacy and other key competencies, automated citation detection and sources discovery, rubric tools for the evaluation of sources of citations used in student papers, and customizable assessment rubrics for the overall paper and citations. Citing Insights streamlines assessment of student papers by enabling the user to upload one or a set of student papers, detecting citations in the paper, and enabling one click access to the sources of citations via Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar, or a library’s discovery system. Thanks to feedback from alpha and beta testing, the Citing Insights team streamlined the interface and added powerful new features, including group assessments and inter-rater reliability norming and analytics. Now, with group functionality, users and members of your group can evaluate the papers and citations using the built in Information Literacy or Critical Thinking Value rubrics from the AAC&U, or customize and share rubrics for program assessments. Scores and annotations are saved and can be retrieved by group or by paper. These results can be downloaded in CSV format. If you are interested in evaluating Citing Insights as an assessment tool, details are available at https://github.com/hsu-library-project-x/citing-insights-version1.

HSU Library internships and project-based student employment provide powerful learning opportunities designed to solve challenges faced by higher education and community. One of the key questions for the Citing Insights project is how can we make assessment easier? We answered that question with the completion of the first phase. The next phase is to take what we learned from assessing student papers, and develop software to support student research and writing. You can help support this endeavor. To learn more about HSU Library Scholar Internships and projects, please visit http://library.humboldt.edu/about/lsinternships or contact Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean at cyril.oberlander@humboldt.edu.

What is next for the Citing Insights Team? They will present this software to library conferences and to the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, looking for opportunities to further develop this innovative technology and encourage adoption. Congratulations Liz, Kyle, Ben, Cindy, Mitchell, and HSU Library!

The Citing Insights Team: Liz Lujan, Computer Science ‘20, Kyle Smith, Computer Science ‘20, Ben Miller, Computer Science ‘19, Cindy Batres, Art ‘20, and Mitchell Walters, Computer Science ‘19.

 
Student Feedback Needed for Librarian Evaluations
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The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of the following tenure-track librarians:

  • Tim Miller, Digital Media & Learning Librarian
  • Garrett Purchio, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science Librarian
  • Kimberly Stelter, First Year Experience & Student Success Librarian

If you have experience working with Tim, Garrett, or Kimberly, we invite you to share your feedback with the committee.

Please address your comments to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and submit using your HSU email to lfpc@humboldt.edu.

Please include Feedback on [Name] in the subject line.

Deadline for receipt is 5pm, Wednesday, August 19th, 2020.

Thank you.

 
Yes, You Can Still Check Out Some Library Materials
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Although the Library building will be closed through Fall 2020, current HSU students, staff, and faculty can request library resources not available online to be sent via mail.

Place your request directly through our online catalog (OneSearch) or InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Please see our Continuity Planning Guide for more information, including other services we are providing and how to return items.

 
Need Your ID? No Problem!
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For Fall 2020, HSU Library will provide Campus ID services via online and mail IDs to your preferred mailing address, please request an ID card or replacement ID card using the Google form. If you have any trouble accessing the form, please email us at libcirculation@humboldt.edu.

For more information, see the Campus ID website.

 
Academic & Career Advising Center (ACAC) Virtual Front Desk is OPEN!
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The Academic & Career Advising Center (ACAC) VIRTUAL FRONT DESK is NOW OPEN Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, via Zoom.

The ACAC Front Desk staff is available to answer your academic and career related questions, schedule appointments with our advisors, assist with Handshake, and much more!
Go to https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/j/97010890619 or bookmark the ACAC website for easy access to the ACAC Virtual Front Desk Zoom link.

Virtual Drop-in Advising for HSU Students:

Drop-in for a quick session with an ACAC Advisor or Peer Advisor. Request a "Drop-in" via email at acac@humboldt.edu, by popping into the Virtual Front Desk, or by completing Virtual Drop-In Advising Form.

Drop-ins are handy for the following services: Quick Resume Review, Cover Letter Review, Basic DARS Review, How to Declare a Major or Minor, How to Change Your Advisor, Navigating Handshake Job Database, GE Questions, Federal Work-Study, Transferring Courses for Credit at HSU, Withdrawal and Educational Leave

ACAC looks forward to assisting you!

 
Streaming Video Tips for Fall Semester
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Kanopy Streaming

Titles streamed by Kanopy are available either directly from the library catalog or from the HSU Kanopy interface linked above.

Recommended Documentaries:

Humboldt Digital Scholar

Campus lectures by HSU faculty and visiting speakers are available: Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Campus/Community Dialogue on Race keynote speakers, Kieval Lectures, and many others are available from this archival repository.

Google Media Library A to Z

A searchable video database is now available for all faculty and staff located in Google Share Drive. The database is called Google Media Library A to Z Captions Only, and it's a collection of captioned videos that have been digitized for use in coursework. The database can be accessed via the Canvas home page. A short tutorial can be found at https://hsu.link/GoogleAtoZMediaLibrary

PBS

  • The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a multi-station archive of a lot of PBS material from years back. It's a good place to start if you are looking for a streaming option for something you have on VHS.
  • PBS LearningMedia is a free streaming platform specifically for educators. There are many clips from a ton of programs. You might not find that full episode of NOVA but you might find the clip that you actually want to use.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. KEET-TV has numerous programs uploaded to this archive as well. For example you can watch Chinese Experience in Humboldt County.

YouTube

Netflix

Responding to Teachers' Request for Access to Documentaries - For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So at their request, we have made a selection of our documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel. See the full list of documentary films and series below.

Each title also has educational resources available, which can be used by both students and teachers - and we’ll be doing Q&As with some of the creators behind these projects so that students can hear from them firsthand.

We hope this will, in a small way, help teachers around the world.

Note these documentaries are currently available in English. Subtitles in more than a dozen languages will be available later this week. Also if you are a parent or teacher, please check the ratings so that you can make informed choices for your students and children.

  • 13th (Film) - The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. Please find educational resources here.
  • Abstract (Series - Season 1) - Abstract: The Art of Design takes you beyond blueprints into the art, science, and philosophy of design. The series goes inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers, showcasing the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future. Please find educational resources here.
  • Babies (Series - select episodes) - Filmed over the course of three years, Babies is a landmark series that explores the miracle of the first full year of life through the pioneering work of leading scientists from across the globe. The series examines the epic journey every person embarks on, from helpless new-born to independent toddler. Following the life-changing adventures of 15 international families and featuring the latest research from eminent scientists who share their personal journeys of discovery into the infant mind, the series is filled with the exciting uncertainty of parenting, exploring each major milestone of development like never before. From the first bond a baby shares with its parents, to learning to feed, sleep through the night, crawl across the room, speak their first words, and discover the world around them – right up to those first steps of toddlerhood. Please find educational resources here.
  • Chasing Coral (Film) - Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long. Please find educational resources here.
  • Explained (Series - select episodes) - In partnership with Vox Media Studios and Vox, this enlightening explainer series will take viewers deep inside a wide range of culturally relevant topics, questions, and ideas. Each episode will explore current events and social trends pulled from the zeitgeist, touching topics across politics, science, history and pop culture -- featuring interviews with some of the most authoritative experts in their respective fields. Educational resources coming soon.
  • Knock Down the House (Film) - Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, a galvanic and inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry. Please find educational resources here.
  • Our Planet (Series) - Narrated by Sir David Attenborough This eight-part series will explore the unique and precious wonders of our natural world from the creators of the award-winning series Planet Earth. In partnership with World Wildlife Fund, Our Planet combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet's remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America. Please find educational resources here.
  • Period. End of Sentence. (Short) - In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. Period. End of Sentence. — a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi — tells their story. For generations, these women didn't have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. They name their brand “FLY,” because they want women “to soar.” Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called “The Pad Project.” Please find educational resources here.
  • The White Helmets (Short) - A Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016. As the violence intensifies, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all the while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones. Moving and inspiring, The White Helmets (directed by Academy Award®–nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara) is both a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who remain in the country, and a humbling portrait of the power of the human spirit. Please find educational resources here.
  • Zion (Short) - Zion is a gripping portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler born without legs who grew up in foster care. Clark began wrestling in second grade against his able-bodied peers. The physical challenge became a therapeutic outlet and gave him a sense of family. Moving from foster home to foster home, wrestling became the only constant thing in his childhood. The Netflix original documentary short is directed by Floyd Russ. Please find educational resources here.

Some Netflix Original educational documentaries are available for one-time educational screenings. To find out which titles are available for educational screenings, go to the "Only On Netflix" section of media.netflix.com. From here, navigate to "All Alphabetical."

Other Free Video Streaming

  • DOCUSEEK - offering 12 amazing documentaries on sustainability & environmental justice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
  • Planet of the Humans by Michael Moore
 
Anti-Asian Racism & Justice Reform Panel Discussion
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KEET-TV, Taiko Swing Humboldt, and Humboldt State University Library’s L4HSU Series invite everyone to a free ZOOM panel discussion on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00-8:30pm. The focus is on “Anti-Asian Racism and Justice Reform: A Local and National Perspective” featuring local Asian community members and national Asian justice reform leaders. With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter call for change, a serious discussion will take place in our community. You can participate in a thought- provoking and educational on-line panel discussion about being Asian in America, racism and hate crimes, and the intersection with criminal justice reform and protections for Black Indigenous and People of Color. The panel will feature Stewart Kwoh, Founder and former Executive Director of Advancing Justice-LA civil rights organization; Angela Chan, Policy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (SF); and Alex Ozaki-McNeill, member of Equity Arcata and Humboldt native. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill, Arts and Features Editor of the North Coast Journal.

To watch and participate in the discussion go to the link: https://humboldt.libcal.com/event/6815022.

Watch live on Access Humboldt (Channel 11 or online) and listen live on KZZH-FM 96.7.

Watch Asian Americans on PBS: https://www.pbs.org/weta/asian-americans/

 
Yes, Reference Help is Available!
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Research help is available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Do you have a question? Need help finding a book, journal article, or searching a database?

Ask a Librarian!  Email or call (707) 826-3418 for main desk, (707) 826-3419 for Special Collections. Leave a message that is forwarded to librarians. Replies are usually given within 24 hours, except holidays and weekends.

And watch for the new chat system coming Fall 2020.

 

 

 
NEA Big Read Humboldt!
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Claudia Rankine’s award-winning book Citizen: An American Lyric examines the continued realities of racism in the U.S., as anti-Black racism and white supremacy remain widely unchecked. Over a dozen local organizations in Humboldt County have committed to reading Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and to working for systemic change in our community. All Humboldt County residents and community members are encouraged to read and participate in the many programs and events that facilitate dialogue about this book and what it presents in 167 pages of poetic language, full-color art, examples of media representation, and many layers of meaning. Programming, taking place in October and November 2020, will create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change.

To support this programming, Humboldt State University was one of 84 organizations nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read facilitates ways for communities to share a good book. The NEA Big Read offers a range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, aiming to inspire conversation and discovery. The main feature of the initiative is a grants program, managed by Arts Midwest, which annually supports dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single National Endowment for the Arts Big Read selection.

Humboldt County’s Big Read programming will take place throughout the months of October and November 2020. Almost all events will be held online. Programming includes a virtual keynote presentation by the book’s author Claudia Rankine, to be held on Saturday, November 7. The growing calendar of events is available on the program’s website: www.literaryhumboldt.org.

Programming includes the annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, a week of intensive conversation about the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression. Campus/Community Dialogue on Race seeks to account for the continued realities of racism and settler-colonialism as it also provides space for working toward systemic change and transformation. This year's Dialogue will run from October 26 (Mon) through October 30 (Fri), 2020. The theme selected for this year’s Campus/Community Dialogue on Race event—Global Justice: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future—reminds us of the global scope of racial injustice and interlocking oppressions. For more information about the 2020 Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, please visit dialogue.humboldt.edu.

Claudia Rankine’s book will be widely available through the Humboldt County Public Library branches, as well as through Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. Community members are also encouraged to read, listen, or view supplemental materials on the “Learn More” page of the program website: www.literaryhumboldt.org/learn-more.html

We wish to thank the community partners who are participating in this program. A growing list of community partners is available on the Big Read program website: www.literaryhumboldt.org. If you or your organization would like to participate, please contact Kumi Watanabe-Schock, Coordinator of the 2020 Big Read: Humboldt County: kw1@humboldt.edu or (707) 826-5656.

 

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