[Libs-Or] ACRL-OR statement on Executive Order No. 13950

Max Macias max.macias at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 17:16:36 PDT 2020

Thank you ACRL Oregon!

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On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 4:04 PM ACRL Oregon <acrlor at olaweb.org> wrote:

> Colleagues,
> On September 22, 2020, the White House issued Executive Order No. 13950
> on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
> <https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-race-sex-stereotyping/>.”
> The Association of College and Research Libraries/Academic Division of the
> Oregon Library Association (ACRL-OR) strongly opposes Executive Order
> 13950. The Order has implications far beyond the federal workforce and is
> antithetical to the values, missions, and goals of the ACRL-OR.
> ACRL-OR is committed to progressing racial and gender equity. ACRL-OR is
> committed to advocating and taking action toward creating a culture amongst
> its members and their organizations that reinforces the values of equity,
> diversity, and inclusion. Further, academic libraries and academic
> librarians support evidence-based research, theories, and practice. The
> Executive Order willfully denies the validity of a growing body of evidence
> and academic research, which proves the corrosive and deep-seeded racism
> endemic in the social, legal, and cultural history of the United States.
> ACRL-OR will continue to:
>    -
>    show up in support of racial justice
>    <https://acrloregon.org/2020/08/28/acrl-or-statement-for-racial-justice/>
>    ;
>    -
>    create productive space for dialogue about systemic racism and
>    dominant white culture as it applies to libraries and library workers;
>    -
>    provide Oregon academic libraries with professional development and
>    staff training opportunities that counteract anti-blackness, racism, and
>    white supremacy culture and sex and gender discrimination in librarianship;
>    and
>    -
>    use our strength as a professional organization to continue to work
>    toward our collective liberation.
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