Fall Workshop to Focus on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

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    ABA education logoRegistration continues for the American Booksellers Association’s fall workshop, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Addressing Stereotypes and Creating a Welcoming Environment,” which will take place ahead of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association fall trade shows. It will be led by Ilsa Marie Govan, M.A., and Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D., of Cultures Connecting.

    The full-day workshop, designed for owners, managers, and frontline booksellers, will illustrate how implicit racial stereotypes can influence attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about others and create barriers to genuine relationships. The workshop also aims to help booksellers understand the factors that create a sense of welcoming in an independent bookstore.

    The first workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, ahead of the SIBA Discovery Show at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, and will be led by both Govan and Hollins.

    The second workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, ahead of the MPIBA fall trade show at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver, and will be led by Govan.

    Registration is $75 per person. Fall show registration is not required to attend the workshops.

    Register for the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Addressing Stereotypes and Creating a Welcoming Environment” workshop now.