Chai Wai

Join us for the 2020-21 Chai Wai Series!

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Chai Wai Series: Race, Social Justice, and Ways of Knowing

The International and Area Studies Library and Mortenson Center for International Library Programs are pleased to bring you a brand new year of Chai Wai cultural salon events. On the third Tuesday of the month we will host lively panel discussions on issues relating to race, social justice, and ways of knowing—with an international twist of course! The kick-off event will be on Tuesday, September 15th from 1-2pm on the topic of “Multiple ways of knowing: Global perspectives on academic libraries re-imagining systems of knowledge”. Events will be hosted on the Zoom platform so be sure to register in advance to get your valid URL to join us. Bring your questions and stories to share and we look forward to seeing you on the third Tuesday of the month!

FREE Registration.

Details on each session will be added when available.

 

 

 


Chai Wai Session 3: 17 November 2020
Knowledge Creation amidst Biased and Entrenched Systems of Academic Publishing

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Chai Wai Session 2: 20 October 2020, 1:00-2:00pm CST

Reality Bites: Colorism, Caste, and Class in “Indian Matchmaking”

Speakers:
Dr. Parul Bhandari, Associate Professor & Co-director Center for Learning, Innovation and Pedagogy (CLIP), O.P. Jindal Global University
Preeti Shekar, Radio Producer of Women’s Magazine and APEX Express for KPFA 94.1FM
Dr. Anuja Agrawal, M.A.(J.N.U.), M.Phil.(Delhi), Ph.D.(J.N.U.), Associate Professor in Sociology

Moderators:
Mara Thacker, South Asian Studies & Global Popular Culture Librarian, University of Illinois

Abstract:
Join the International and Area Studies Library for a lively panel discussion the Netflix show “Indian Matchmaking”, the second in a special Chai Wai event series exploring racism, social justice, and ways of knowing. A multi-disciplinary array of panelists will address issues of gender, class, colorism, and caste in marriage and matchmaking in India through the lens of the show. Audience questions and participation are encouraged. This online event is free and open to the public.

FREE Registration: https://go.illinois.edu/RealityBites

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Chai Wai Session 1: 15 September 2020 (flyer)

Multiple ways of knowing: Global perspectives on academic libraries re-imagining systems of knowledge

September 15, 2020; 1-2:00pm CDT

Speakers:
Kanwal Ameen, Professor & Vice-Chancellor, University of Home Economics (Pakistan)
Spencer Lilley, Associate Professor, Massey University (New Zealand)
Ana Ndumu, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park (United States)

Respondent:
Paulette A Kerr, Campus Librarian, The University of the West Indies – Mona Campus (Jamaica)

Moderators:
Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Jaya Raju, Professor and Head, Department of Knowledge and Information Stewardship, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Abstract:
This webinar is the first event of the Chai Wai Series: Race, Social Justice, and Ways of Knowing, organized by the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and the International and Areas Studies Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The focus will be “Multiple ways of knowing: Global perspectives on academic libraries re-imagining systems of knowledge,” which is the title of the International Insights column to be published in the October 2020 issue of College & Research Libraries News. The authors will present their column contributions, followed by a response, and a panel discussion.

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