Dayton Metro Library will host two Speaker programs this month as part of its Social Justice Speaker Series.
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.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
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.
Read more: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Saturday, May 20, 2023
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.
Read more: To Be Brown and Gay in the USA
These programs do not require registration. The Main Library is located at 215 East Third Street, Dayton. Questions may be directed to the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.