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Hair Discrimination: Speaker Jantina Anderson

2024-05-04 11:00:00 2024-05-04 12:00:00 America/Chicago Hair Discrimination: Speaker Jantina Anderson Jantina Anderson will be speaking on race-based hair discrimination experienced by Black women and girls, and how it perpetuates racism. Anderson appears courtesy of a grant from Indiana Humanities. Merrillville

Saturday, May 04
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-04 11:00:00 2024-05-04 12:00:00 America/Chicago Hair Discrimination: Speaker Jantina Anderson Jantina Anderson will be speaking on race-based hair discrimination experienced by Black women and girls, and how it perpetuates racism. Anderson appears courtesy of a grant from Indiana Humanities. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room A

Jantina Anderson will be speaking on race-based hair discrimination experienced by Black women and girls, and how it perpetuates racism. Anderson appears courtesy of a grant from Indiana Humanities.

Dove USA reported that Black girls begin experiencing race-based hair
discrimination due to wearing protective hairstyles (braids, afros, locs, and
twists) at age 5. Further, a majority (54%) of Black women alter their
textured hair to secure employment. Historic and current hair biases and
discriminations will be presented with vibrant images, physical examples,
and data. Additionally, black women’s and girls’ hair narratives will be
shared to illustrate the lived experiences of hair politics. Ideally, attendees
will leave with an understanding of how responses to Black/African
American hair texture has and continues to perpetuate racism
(internalized, systematic, and/or institutional) in America. This talk is courtesy of a grant from the Indiana Humanities.


Jantina Anderson (she/her) is an Indiana University – Indianapolis
doctoral candidate. Her research centers Black girls’ and women’s
aesthetic choices, sense of belonging in institutional and corporate spaces,
and resulting identity, agency, and success implications. Jantina’s work has
been presented at various national conferences and published in
academic journals. Additionally, she is a Fortune 500 HR Director, and a
proud alumna of Clark Atlanta University and Michigan State University.
Outside of her pursuits, Jantina cherishes quality time with her husband and
two daughters while residing in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

AGE GROUP: | Teens (12-18) | Adults (19-99) |

TAGS: | Special Events |

Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Chris

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study or small groups, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. 

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Rescheduled
Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Friday, May 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Small Group Room #3
This event is full

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, May 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

Sat, Jun 01, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Level

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Department

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room B

Rescheduled
Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
New date Tuesday, June 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Canceled
Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Fri, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Board Room

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Small Group Room #3
This event is full

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
South Parking Lot

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Jun 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Small Group Room #3
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A