We are very excited to announce that this fall's Minitex Technical Services Symposium will include a screening of Change the Subject. This documentary fits perfectly with our theme of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technical Services, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with film interviewee Tina Gross.
"Change the Subject shares the story of a group of college students, who from their first days at Dartmouth College, were committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented peoples. In partnership with staff at Dartmouth, these students – now alumni – produced a film to capture their singular effort at confronting an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog. Their advocacy took them all the way from Baker-Berry Library to the halls of Congress, showing how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill."
Learn more about Change the Subject at the film's website.
The Symposium will be held November 14, 2019 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Stay tuned for registration information!