DML Hosts Prominent Speakers for Social Justice

Dayton Metro Library will host two Speaker programs this month as part of its Social Justice Speaker Series. Comprised of unique and award-winning speakers providing insights from their professional fields and personal journeys, the Series addresses some of the most critical social justice issues of today.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Thursday, May 18, 6 - 7:30 pm, Main Library, Oehlers Great Reading Room
Dr. Crystal Cavalier-Keck will deliver a discussion that honors the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Endangered Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People. Dr. Cavalier-Keck is a citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in Burlington, North Carolina.

Current projects include focusing on missing, murdered indigenous women, and the burden, exposure, risk, and health disparities among American Indians in environmental justice communities. She is also working on dismantling inequities within our food system.

This program is in partnership with Sinclair Community College – Office of Diversity and the University of Dayton and is geared for an adult and teen audience.

To Be Brown and Gay in the USA
Saturday, May 20, 2 - 4 pm, Main Library, Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Dr. Anthony Ocampo is a scholar and writer who focuses on issues of immigration, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality. His most recent work, To Be Brown and Gay in L.A., chronicles the way gay men of color from immigrant families negotiate race, gender, and sexuality within their environment.

Dr. Ocampo has also been featured as a commentator for both local and national news outlets, including CNN, 60 Minutes, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Public Policy at UC Riverside and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona.

This program is also ideal for adults and teens and is sponsored by Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.

Additional information about Dr. Cavalier-Keck and Dr. Ocampo can be found here. Their programs do not require registration. 

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