Social Justice Committee

Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee is charged with the following:

1. To draw attention to discrimination and injustices, especially those that occur in Delaware libraries and communities, against people based on:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation 
  • Gender identity
  • Age
  • Disability status 
  • Religion 
  • Citizenship status 
  • Literacy level
  • Primary language
  • Socioeconomic status, including those geographically isolated, or low-income

2. To recommend policy and appropriate action that serves to right injustices and inequalities targeting people of these communities.

3. To keep the Executive Board and Association informed of all matters relating to social justice, including equity, diversity, and inclusion, by keeping abreast of local and national developments from the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

4. To provide for the continuing education of library personnel and community members on social justice issues, through programs such as workshops or a regular column in the DLA Bulletin.

5. To establish and maintain relationships with civic and educational organizations in Delaware on behalf of DLA, provide them with opportunities to give their active support, and opportunities to request the support of the Committee.

6. To represent the Association, when authorized by the Executive Board, at meetings and outreach events.

Projects & Events: 

Membership:

Want to join and become involved in the Social Justice Committee?

  • The Social Justice Committee welcomes members from all divisions and sections of DLA, including all types of library workers from all types of libraries and interested community members. Membership should include at least five members.

Fill out this form if you are interested or reach out to the Committee Chair, Kayla Abner at kabner AT udel.edu