Disrupting Microaggressions Workshop

Interested in learning about implicit bias and microaggressions?

Join us on Monday July 26th from 3-4:30 pm for an interactive 1857 sponsored training “Implicit Bias and Microaggressions: Effective Responses and Actions.”

Psychologist and Professor Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., defines microaggressions as “the everyday slights, indignities, put-downs, and insults that people of color, women, LGBT populations, or those who are marginalized experience in their day-to-day interactions with people.” For those who experience them, microaggressions tend to create a hostile and invalidating climate and affect individuals deeply. 

This interactive session will focus not just on recognizing bias and microaggressions but also on learning intervention strategies and skills to respond and take action. Presenter Alanna Aiko Moore and co-presenter, Jaena Alabi, will teach intervention strategies and demonstrate how to take action. Issues discussed will include power and impact, intersectionality, different types of bias and microaggressions, and strategic intervention strategies. Participants will also explore personal experience scenarios and intervention strategies from various perspectives, including perpetrator, witness/bystander, and target. This workshop will be a combination of lecture, small group work and large group discussion.

Check your personal email for the Zoom link via our Local 1857 Weekly Update, or email local1857bipoccommittee@gmail.com for more details.

Presenter Alanna Aiko Moore currently works as a Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies & Gender Studies, UC San Diego Library and has been the past President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.

Many thanks to the Local 1857 BIPOC Task Force for creating an opportunity for further training and education around the issue of microaggressions so that we may create a more inclusive workplace!

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Have you ever wanted more options to keep up to date with your union?

Well now you can! We are very excited to announce that local 1857 recently rolled out a new secure text-based notification system for all members. This service will be used to provide our members with reminders of general membership meetings, information about upcoming union events, and updates on contract negotiations as they unfold.

This is an 1857 members-only service, and you are free to opt-out or change your designated phone number at any time. Please click here to be taken to the secure registration form,  and—while we work out the kinks—please allow up to one week to receive your first text.

Union Life Insurance

exclamationOctober 27th Update: Due to technical difficulties with the Colonial Life Enrollment Center phone number, it may be easier to fill out this form and submit to Council 2. The form can be scanned and e-mailed to c2everett@council2.com or faxed to 1-800-891-6548.

Enrollment is currently open for a new $10,000 life insurance benefit through Colonial Life. This benefit is paid for by Council 2 and is free to all members.

The $1000 life insurance policy Council 2 currently provides will no longer be available after December 2017. This new benefit replaces it, but members will need to enroll, since it is with a new insurance provider.

Enroll before October 31st to access this benefit.

You can sign up online through the Council 2 website, or by calling the Colonial Life Enrollment Center at 1-866-614-1815.

Safety and Security Presentation

During the public comment portion of the May 2014 KCLS Board of Trustees meeting, Local 1857 made a presentation to the board about safety and patron behavior in KCLS libraries.  You can read the full presentation here.

Local 1857 and KCLS have made safety and patron behavior the next topic of our Joint Labor Management Committee. Check the executive board meeting minutes for regular updates from the committee meetings.