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TRLN Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm EDT

The 2020 TRLN Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, via a virtual format. The Groundwater workshop will be offered on Friday, July 31 from 1pm-4pm.


On Thursday, July 30, the keynote speaker will be Rhondda Robinson Thomas, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University and creator of the project Call My Name: African Americans in Clemson University History. The Call My Name team works to research and document the stories, acknowledge the contributions, and honor the legacy of six generations of people of African descent at Clemson University. You can hear Dr. Thomas speak about her work in her TED talk The Power in Calling a Name.

On Friday, July 31, the keynote speaker will be Jennifer A. Ferretti, an artist and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art on Piscataway Land (Baltimore, Maryland). She is a first-generation American Latina/Mestiza whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives, not neutrality. With a firm belief that art is information, she is interested in the research methodologies of artists, particularly those highlighting social justice issues. Jennifer is a Library Journal 2018 Mover & Shaker and a founding member of We Here and Shades Collective.

REI Groundwater

We will be offering the Groundwater workshop from the Racial Equity Institute (REI) on Friday, July 31 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. REI can accommodate up to 200 people via the online format. 

In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant.

REI’s description of Groundwater

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Thursday, July 30 @ 9:00 am EDT
Friday, July 31 @ 4:00 pm EDT


McKenna Lakin