Statement on Solidarity with BCALA

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The Lane Memorial Library stands in solidarity with the BCALA - The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning violence and racism toward black people and all people of color, and we endorsed BCALA's statement condemning increased violence and racism towards Black Americans and people of color. Other library associations like the American Library Association (ALA) and Asian Pacific American Librarians Association(APALA) have recently made statements in support of BCALA. 

Let us all stand together, build coalitions, and be each other's accomplices in the struggle to end internal, interpersonal, and systematic forms of racism, bias and all other forms of oppression.  

We urges our community members to support BCALA's condemnation of the systemic and systematic social injustices endured by black people and people of color, and to proactively work on eradicating racism anywhere and everywhere it exists, especially working against anti-blackness in our community. 

BCALA Statement can be found at: https://www.bcala.org/ 

Resources on antiracism can be found at: https://www.antiracismproject.org/resources