Change the Subject: A Documentary about Libraries, Labels, and Activism

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Film screening and panel discussion with “Change the Subject” documentary co-directors Jill Baron and Sawyer Broadley, and UMASS Librarian for Afro American Studies, Native American Indian Studies & Information Literacy, Dr. Isabel Espinal.

“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.

1:00-1:30 pm: Welcome & Registration
1:30-2:30 pm: Film showing
2:30-3:00 pm: Break
3:00-4:00 pm: Panel discussion

Sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services, UMASS Amherst W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Simmons University School of Library and Information Science, the Five College Consortium, and EBSCO Information Services.

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Dwight Hall, Room 101

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff


free, open to public

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