On March 4, 2021, Eric Klinenberg will be appearing in the Open House New York Series, Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts.
The series kick-off will feature a thought-provoking conversation about the ways in which libraries provide social infrastructure for their communities with Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, and sociologist Eric Klinenberg, Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.
Dr. Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at The New School, will offer provocative framing remarks, including how libraries are evolving their role locally and institutionally alongside the country’s racial justice movement and the global pandemic. The conversation between Dr. Hayden and Klinenberg will illuminate how public libraries are transcending beyond being simply passive providers of resources to be active facilitators of social impact, community resilience, racial equity, and social justice. This event includes a public Q&A session moderated by Dr. Mattern.
To register for the conversation, please click here.