Two free programs this month in the Dayton Metro Library’s Eichelberger Forum invite dialogue about diversity in our community.
WELCOMING NEW AMERICANS
Tuesday, 10/24 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Main Library. Eichelberger Forum
Dayton has been a leader in the U.S. for welcoming New Americans. Hear from representatives of Welcome Dayton, Catholic Social Services, the Dayton City Commission, and new citizens themselves who will talk about their experiences. How do New Americans contribute to the revitalization of our community? Q&A time will follow.
TOWN HALL ON RACISM & ISLAMOPHOBIA
Thursday, 10/26 | 6-8 PM | Main Library, Eichelberger Forum
A nonpartisan community conversation about racism. Bring your questions and your willingness to communicate and learn. This program is a partnership among the Dayton Metro Library, the Dayton Human Relations Council, and Dr. Marium Husain, MD, MPH, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
“Storytelling can build bridges between cultures,” said Sarah Whalen, Information Services Librarian. “With these programs, we want to create a dialogue and build connections for a stronger community.” Whalen’s responsibilities at the Dayton Metro Library include overseeing services and materials for New Americans.
“Our collection includes materials for English language learners and materials to help prepare for Citizenship classes and clinics, while our foreign language collection lets newcomers enjoy materials in their native language,” said Whalen.
The programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 937.463.2665 or visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events.