Monday, July 05, 2021

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Inclusive Language

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)  is hosting a webinar on inclusive language this Friday, July 9, 2021 at 2PM Eastern:

"Language has power. It not only describes realities, but language also produces and perpetuates them. This workshop on the use of inclusive language introduces guidelines for using language in ways that do not exclude individuals or groups, does not perpetuate discrimination or stereotypes, and strives for equity. By using inclusive language, we prioritize respect and equity, while embracing the diversity of communities. This workshop is grounded in the several guiding principles: Respect for individuals’ and groups’ language preferences, recognition that terms that may be appropriate for members of a group may be inappropriate when used by non-members, remembering the diversity of experiences within groups, and the willingness to relearn. Since language constantly changes, we must be open to learning new inclusive standards. This workshop will offer tips and discuss inclusivity standards for both academic writing and in face-to-face interactions."

The speaker is Grant Yocom, University of Windsor.

It is free to CALL members and $20 plus tax for non-members.

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