Upcoming events: Community + Open Board meeting, Book Talk with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

By Kathleen Williams, June 3, 2021.
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We hope you’ll join us for these upcoming events:

Community + Open Board Meeting, Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2 pm ET

At our next Community + Open Board Meeting, DPLA Advisory Council co-chair Tara Carlisle of OKHub and the University of Oklahoma, Network Council co-chair Kinza Masood of Mountain West Digital Library and the University of Utah, and DPLA’s director of community engagement Shaneé Yvette Murrain will discuss our recent Members Meeting and how the network is taking on the work of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in 2021 and beyond. We’ll also hear from DPLA’s director of technology Michael Della Bitta, developer Audrey Altman, and Jackson Huang of the University of Michigan Library, about our efforts to advance the work of algorithmic justice in the DPLA network. DPLA Community + Open Board meetings are free and open to the public.

Please register here

DPLA Book Talk: The Disordered Cosmos, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1 pm ET

Join us for a Book Talk featuring theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred.

From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos — and a call for a more just practice of science.

In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter — all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek.

One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions.

Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.

Our Book Talk will be moderated by Lori Harris, Assistant Dean and Director of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and Henry R. Winkler Center at the University of Cincinnati.

Please register for the Book Talk here.