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Inclusive Reads & Conversations with UWGB Libraries

Find information about this month's speaker and reading.

About this guide

This guide will help you find resources and information for our Inclusive Reads and Conversation event. Use the navigation menu to learn about the speaker and reading for each month. 

If you have questions about the event, please email the Library DEI Committee chair, Sarah Bakken at If you need help with library search tools and resources, just click on the Research Help tab. 

The Inclusive Reads & Conversations Series

The goals of this series are to help the University ask and respond to difficult questions about issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access; amplify voices of scholars and researchers who write about these topics; and magnify the talents of our university community.

If you have questions about the program or are interested in leading a discussion, please email Sarah Bakken at

Call for Speakers- Spring 2023 & Fall 2023

The UW-Green Bay Libraries are seeking Inclusive Reads and Conversations Series Speakers for the Spring and Fall 2023 semesters.

Each semester we hope to feature three speakers who will lead a conversation around a brief reading or resource and facilitate a virtual discussion focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Catch up on topics from previous semesters

Please apply for consideration by Jan. 12, 2023 with your topic idea, a suggested resource, and a short description of your goals for the session. Review the guidelines for selecting a reading and topic and leading a discussion if you are interested in this opportunity.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Farley ( 

Guidelines for Selecting Readings

Tips for choosing a reading:  

  • The reading should relate to your assigned topic for the month in relationship to our campuses.  
  • The reading can either be an article, book chapter, or publication of a similar length (i.e., a magazine article from a trade publication).  
  • The reading should be accessible, freely available online or through the UW-Green Bay Libraries Due to copyright, we cannot use inter-library loan items for this program. If you need assistance finding a resource, contact our library staff for help.   
  • Inform the Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Committee of your reading and how to access it at least a month before your intended discussion date so it can be sent out and read well beforehand.  

Series considerations:  

  • The discussions will be 60 minutes, so you may wish to plan on taking the first 5 or so minutes to introduce yourself and discuss why you chose the reading, as well as its relevance to our university community. The remaining time is for discussion and conversation between yourself and the attendees.  
  • We want each speaker to provide suggestions and actionable steps toward affecting change on the topic—in particular, for our educational contexts. For example, how can staff take what they’ve learned in your session and apply it to teaching, learning, research, and/or departmental policy. 
  • Please keep to the 60-minute time frame for your discussion. A committee member will be present during the discussion to help monitor the time and the Teams meeting.