The equity resource collection includes more than 9,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages across a wide array of topics and formats.
Titles were suggested by members of the HCLS Racial Equity Alliance and HCLS’ team of selectors. The collection’s scope is broad and inclusive. Key themes include:
- The history of race and racism in the US and Maryland
- The impact of racial discrimination on housing, education, health care, etc.
- Policing and the criminal justice system
- Immigration and emancipation
- Gender/gender identity
- Literary or media perspectives from or about African Americans, Asian Americans, Indigenous people/Native Americans, Latinx, Jewish Americans, LGBTQIA+, ableism, and more.
Equity Resource Center
The Equity Resource Center is 700 sq ft located on the second floor of the Central Branch, located directly behind the public access computers. The Center includes more than 9,000 items for all ages in a variety of formats. It also includes tables and chairs for study and informal discussions, as well as space for exhibits.
Undesign the Redline
HCLS hosted the Undesign the Redline exhibit from September 2021 to February 2022. Visit the exhibit web page for a virtual tour, background of redlining, and resources.
Get involved in equity work
- Attend upcoming equity-related classes/events: http://hclibrary.org/brave-voices-brave-choices/brave-events/
- Sign up for the Brave Voices, Brave Choices monthly email list on the BVBC web page: http://hclibrary.org/brave-voices-brave-choices/
- Sign up for our weekly eblast through the Contact Us page on our website.