Wednesday, December 2, 2020

San Jose State School of Information Diversity Series: Moving Beyond Diversity to Anti-Oppression

 I was honored to be be selected to speak at San Jose State's Information School last month.

San Jo is my hometown and it was super cool to be able to speak at SJSU!

I hope you enjoy this.

Comments encouraged!

Special thanks to Dr. Michele Villagran and San Jose State!


Unknown said...

First, let me say that I was happy to learn some good things about being anti-racist. BUT then incredibly saddened when Max referred to the police as "pigs"...police officers are human beings too. Yes, there are some bad people who are police officers. But to generalize a group like that is extremely harmful and leads to hatred. Can we find a solution instead of perpetuating stereotypes? Can we stop the hate and lead with love? Let's look to a future of healing and understanding.

Peace to all!

janeatccc said...

Thank you Max, for teaching and sharing your truth and modeling love / antiracism. Whenever you have a dark day, know your work and words are helping effect change within a neighboring CC a little ways south.

Unknown said...

Thanks unknown. Yes, the police have a branding problem. They shouldn't act like an occupying force--especially in BIPOC communities. They are public servants--NOT soldiers.


Debbie Reese said...

Good morning, Max! I'm going to watch this video as soon as I can. I did not know (or do not remember) that you went to SJSU. I got my LIS degree from there with the Circle of Learning cohort. That model is the most positive experience I have had in higher education.

--Debbie Reese

Max Macias said...

Good morning! I hope you like it Debbie!

I did not go to SJSU, I just did this talk as a favor to Dr. Villagran.

My MLS is from Emporia KS--they have a distance program in Portland.

I'm glad you had a good experience at SJSU.

San Jo is my hometown.

Please let me know what you think about the talk Debbie.

Thank you!


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