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Shackled : 92 refugees imprisoned on ICE Air - Rebecca A. Sharpless.
Shackled : 92 refugees imprisoned on ICE Air - Rebecca A. Sharpless.
"In December 2017, U.S. immigration authorities shackled and abused 92 African refugees for two days while attempting to deport them by plane to Somalia. When national media broke the story, government officials lied about what happened. Shackled tells the story of this harrowing failed deportation, the resulting class action litigation, and two men's search for safety in the United States over the course of three long years. Through Abdulahi and Sa'id's firsthand accounts, immigration lawyer Rebecca Sharpless brings to life the harsh consequences of the U.S. deportation system and how racism and antiblackness operate within it. Sharpless follows the money that ICE funnels into local jails, private contractors, and charter jets, exposing a sprawling system of immigration enforcement that detains and abuses noncitizens at scale. Woven with the wider context of Abdulahi and Sa'id's stories, this immigration odyssey reveals disturbing truths about Somalia, asylum, and the U.S. court system. Shackled will galvanize readers-activists, attorneys, scholars, and policymakers alike-to call out and dismantle this brutal infrastructure"--
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Shackled : 92 refugees imprisoned on ICE Air - Rebecca A. Sharpless.
Reform nation : the First Step Act and the movement to end mass incarceration - Colleen P. Eren
Reform nation : the First Step Act and the movement to end mass incarceration - Colleen P. Eren
"In late 2018, the First Step Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump just hours preceding a government shutdown. It was one of the few major pieces of federal criminal justice reform since the 1970s to move towards reversing the incarceration frenzy that had characterized United States policy. While it did not amount to revolutionary reform, in Reform Nation Colleen P. Eren investigates it as a symbol for the larger movement's trajectory. Its unlikely passage during a period of political polarization was testament to the power of a new constellation of advocates, stakeholders, and strange bedfellow alliances. These intriguing and complex dynamics are indicative of a longer, twenty-year shift in which the movement became nationalized and mainstreamed. Using in-depth interviews with major players in the national movement, formerly incarcerated activists, celebrities, and donors, this is the first book to turn the mirror back on the criminal justice reform movement itself--the frames used, the voices heard, the capital activated among elite participants, and the bitter controversies. This snapshot in time raises much larger questions about how our democratic processes inform criminal justice policy, and where we are going in the decades to come"--
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Reform nation : the First Step Act and the movement to end mass incarceration - Colleen P. Eren
Lethal intersections : race, gender, and violence - Patricia Hill Collins
Lethal intersections : race, gender, and violence - Patricia Hill Collins
Explores how violence differentially affects people according to their class, sexuality, nationality and ethnicity. These invisible workings of overlapping power relations give rise to what she terms 'lethal intersections', where multiple forms of oppression converge to catalyze a set of violent practices that fall more heavily on particular groups. Drawing on a rich tapestry of cases from investigative journalism, feature films, documentaries and fiction, Collins challenges readers to reflect upon what counts as violence today and what can be done about it. Resisting violence offers a common thread that weaves together disparate anti-violence projects across the world. When parents of murdered children organize against gun violence, when Black citizens march against the excessive use of police force in their neighborhoods, and when women and girls report sexual abuse by employers, coaches, and community leaders, the ideas and actions of ordinary people lay a foundation for new ways of thinking about and combating violence. This volume aims to stimulate debate about violence as one of the most pressing social problems of our times. --From publisher's description.
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Lethal intersections : race, gender, and violence - Patricia Hill Collins
Legal phantoms : executive action and the haunting failures of immigration law - Susan Bibler Coutin, Jennifer M. Chacón, Stephen Lee
Legal phantoms : executive action and the haunting failures of immigration law - Susan Bibler Coutin, Jennifer M. Chacón, Stephen Lee
"The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was supposed to be a stepping stone, a policy innovation announced by the White House designed to put pressure on Congress for a broader, lasting set of legislative changes. Those changes never materialized, and the people who hoped to benefit from them have been forced to navigate a tense and contradictory policy landscape ever since, haunted by these unfulfilled promises. Legal Phantoms tells their story. After Congress failed to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in 2013, President Obama pivoted in 2014 to supplementing DACA with a deferred action program (known as DAPA) for the parents of citizens and lawful permanent residents and a DACA expansion (DACA ) in 2014. But challenges from Republican-led states prevented even these programs from going into effect. Interviews with would-be applicants, immigrant-rights advocates, and government officials reveal how such failed immigration-reform efforts continue to affect not only those who had hoped to benefit, but their families, communities, and the country in which they have made an uneasy home. Out of the ashes of these lost dreams, though, people find their own paths forward through uncharted legal territory with creativity and resistance"--
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Legal phantoms : executive action and the haunting failures of immigration law - Susan Bibler Coutin, Jennifer M. Chacón, Stephen Lee
The Black librarian in America : reflections, resistance, and reawakening - edited by Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Nichelle M. Hayes, Ana Ndumu, and Shaundra Walker ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden.
The Black librarian in America : reflections, resistance, and reawakening - edited by Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Nichelle M. Hayes, Ana Ndumu, and Shaundra Walker ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden.
"This book will contribute to the discourse on ways of increasing anti-racism, empowerment, and representation in the LIS field and beyond. It continues in the civil rights legacy of African American librarian pioneers including Dr. E.J. Josey, Dr. Virginia Lacy Jones, Dr. Carla Hayden, and Dr. Eliza Atkins Gleason"--
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The Black librarian in America : reflections, resistance, and reawakening - edited by Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Nichelle M. Hayes, Ana Ndumu, and Shaundra Walker ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden.
Against decolonisation : campus culture wars and the decline of the West - Doug Stokes
Against decolonisation : campus culture wars and the decline of the West - Doug Stokes
"Following the killing of George Floyd in 2020, a moral panic gripped the US and UK. To atone for an alleged history of racism, statues were torn down and symbols of national identity attacked. Across universities, fringe theories became the new orthodoxy, with a cadre of activists backed by university technocrats adopting a binary worldview of moral certainty, sin and deconstructive redemption through Western self-erasure. This hard-hitting book surveys these developments for the first time. It unpacks and challenges the theories and arguments deployed by 'decolonizers' in a university system now characterized by garbled leadership and illiberal groupthink. The desire to question the West's sense of itself, deconstruct its narratives, and overthrow its institutional order is an impulse that, ironically, was underpinned by a more confident and assured Western hegemony, which is now waning and under great strain. If its light continues to dim, who or what will carry the torch for human freedom and progress?"
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Against decolonisation : campus culture wars and the decline of the West - Doug Stokes
Voices of Women in Law: Four Collections of Essays to Read in Celebration of Women’s History Month
Voices of Women in Law: Four Collections of Essays to Read in Celebration of Women’s History Month
The National Women's History Alliance has designated the 2024 Women's History Month theme as "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”, recognizing women who work to “eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions” and who are “committed to embracing every
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Voices of Women in Law: Four Collections of Essays to Read in Celebration of Women’s History Month
‘So happy you’re here’: how a librarian became an advocate for mental health
‘So happy you’re here’: how a librarian became an advocate for mental health
Mychal Threets’ sudden rise to fame as a pusher of ‘library joy’ isn’t over despite his exit from his job to focus on himself
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‘So happy you’re here’: how a librarian became an advocate for mental health
Exhibit A: Law Library Blog - Research Guides at Texas A&M University School of Law
Exhibit A: Law Library Blog - Research Guides at Texas A&M University School of Law
The Dee J. Kelly Law Library in conjunction with Texas A&M Law's Women of Color Collective (WOCC) curated a book display honoring Women's History Month. The display, entitled Courageous Voices: Women of Color in Legal Leadership, highlights several women of color who were pioneers in the legal field. From federal and state court judges to legislators and academics, the display chronicles their achievements and features scholarly works from the library's collection detailing their pursuits. From Pauli Murray and Constance Baker Motley to Patsy Takemoto Mink and Sonia Sotomayor among many others, the exhibit celebrates these pioneering legal leaders. Visit the library's Reading Room to view the display now through the end of March.
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Exhibit A: Law Library Blog - Research Guides at Texas A&M University School of Law
Bodycam video shows fatal shooting of teen with autism as he approaches California deputy with a gardening tool | CNN
Bodycam video shows fatal shooting of teen with autism as he approaches California deputy with a gardening tool | CNN
California sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a teenager with autism who was holding a gardening tool over the weekend, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and a family attorney said.
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Bodycam video shows fatal shooting of teen with autism as he approaches California deputy with a gardening tool | CNN
Book Ban Data
Book Ban Data
The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has released new data documenting book challenges throughout the United States, finding that challenges of unique titles surged 65% in 2023 compared to 2022 numbers, reaching the highest level ever documented by ALA. Read the full announcement. OIF documented 4,240 unique book titles targeted for censorship, more than the previous two years combined (2,571 in 2022; 1,651 in 2021), as well as 1,247 demands to censor library books, materials, and resources in 2023.
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Book Ban Data
Confronting white nationalism in libraries : a toolkit - Western States Center
Confronting white nationalism in libraries : a toolkit - Western States Center
"Confronting White Nationalism in Libraries is a resource by and for library workers to use when bigoted groups try to organize in our communities. We believe that sharing common experiences can shed light on the truth and promote learning. Through actual scenarios that our libraries have encountered, we suggest ways in which library workers can use tools we already have at our disposal to resist white nationalism - whatever our position in the library. There is a significant body of literature addressing racism in libraries (and this toolkit is part of that overall work), but the toolkit's specific focus is on responding to the social movement of white nationalism through our library work."--Page 4
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Confronting white nationalism in libraries : a toolkit - Western States Center
Struggle and solidarity : seven stories of how Americans fought for their mental health through federal legislation - Marc W. Manseau and Michael T. Compton (Editors)
Struggle and solidarity : seven stories of how Americans fought for their mental health through federal legislation - Marc W. Manseau and Michael T. Compton (Editors)
"Struggle and Solidarity presents seven key pieces of federal legislation and demonstrates how public policies--even when not explicitly mental health related--can shape social determinants and improve mental health"--
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Struggle and solidarity : seven stories of how Americans fought for their mental health through federal legislation - Marc W. Manseau and Michael T. Compton (Editors)
Open season : legalized genocide of colored people - Ben Crump
Open season : legalized genocide of colored people - Ben Crump
As seen on CBS This Morning, award-winning attorney Ben Crump exposes a heinous truth in Open Season: Whether with a bullet or a lengthy prison sentence, America is killing black people and justifying it legally. While some deaths make headlines, most are personal tragedies suffered within families and communities. Worse, these killings are done one person at a time, so as not to raise alarm. While it is much more difficult to justify killing many people at once, in dramatic fashion, the result is the same-genocide.--
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Open season : legalized genocide of colored people - Ben Crump
Her story book 2 : the resilient woman lawyer's guide to conquering obstacles - Teresa M. Beck, Alicia M. Menendez, and Shayna M. Steinfeld, editors.
Her story book 2 : the resilient woman lawyer's guide to conquering obstacles - Teresa M. Beck, Alicia M. Menendez, and Shayna M. Steinfeld, editors.
"This book is a collection of voices that persist in a profession that still lags behind in hearing them. We share these stories because the profession is enriched by the stories and the lawyers who tell them. This book is a form of virtual mentoring to build up the next generation of woman advocates so that they, too, may add their stories. In this book, we provide information about the status of women in the legal profession, and stories about identifying and overcoming bias and the hidden hazards in the practice of law, for men and women, while addressing the business of law. The stories in this book then go on to explain the value of being true to ourselves, establishing unique career paths, and finding guideposts and beacons to help enlighten us along the way to success"--
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Her story book 2 : the resilient woman lawyer's guide to conquering obstacles - Teresa M. Beck, Alicia M. Menendez, and Shayna M. Steinfeld, editors.
Academic librarian burnout : causes and responses - edited by Christina Holm, Ana Guimaraes, and Nashieli Marcano.
Academic librarian burnout : causes and responses - edited by Christina Holm, Ana Guimaraes, and Nashieli Marcano.
"Librarianship has been conceptualized as a vocation or calling--rather than a profession--since the 1800s. Within this historical context, librarians are encouraged to think of ourselves as possessing a natural disposition to showing perpetual engagement, enthusiasm, and self-regulation in pursuit of our shared vocation. These assumptions about the profession can sometimes shield us from introspective criticism, but they can also prevent us from recognizing and managing the systemic occupational issues that afflict us. Academic Librarian Burnout can help librarians develop the agency to challenge the assumptions and practices that have led to so much professional burnout. In five thorough parts, it offers ways to discuss burnout in our work environments, studies burnout's nature and causes, and provides preventative intervention and mitigation strategies: Reframing Burnout; Conditions that Promote Burnout; Lived Experiences; Individual Responses to Burnout; and Organizational Responses to Burnout. Chapters explore the relationship of burnout in academic libraries and illness, intersectionality, workload, managerial approaches, and more, while offering real-life stories and ways for both individuals and organizations to address the symptoms and causes of burnout. The emotional, physical, and mental investment we require of librarianship--to go above and beyond to serve the ever--evolving needs of our patrons while perennially justifying our existence to library stakeholders-can come at the expense of our well-being. Academic Librarian Burnout addresses unsustainable work environments and preserves and celebrates the unique contributions of librarians"--
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Academic librarian burnout : causes and responses - edited by Christina Holm, Ana Guimaraes, and Nashieli Marcano.
Mansfield Overview - Diversity Lab
Mansfield Overview - Diversity Lab
The Purpose The Mansfield Rule is a structured certification process designed to ensure all talent at participating law firms and legal departments have a fair and equal opportunity to advance into leadership. Mansfield is focused on broadening the talent pool for consideration, including those historically underrepresented in the legal profession, to facilitate transparent leadership pathways.  Read More...
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Mansfield Overview - Diversity Lab