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DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019

TIME: 6 pm - 8 pm 


LOCATION: Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, OH


Registration for Ally Training is currently limited to ALAO members (Regular, Student and Retirees) and capped at 70 participants.

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Active Allyship: An Exploration of Systemic Racism and Allyship in U.S. Libraries


This workshop will explore the history of racism in libraries in the United States by providing opportunities to understand white supremacy and privilege, systemic racism, individual acts of racial bias such as microaggressions while also providing skills needed to proactively create diverse and inclusive spaces through active allyship.


Petey Peterson, pronouns: they/them/their

Director for the Office of LGBTQA Affairs at Wright State University and Adjunct instructor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality (WGS) Studies at Wright State University

Petey received their bachelor's in Communication Studies & Child Adult and Family Services at Iowa State University. They went on to get their masters in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies with a focus in higher education and student affairs from Iowa State University. Before coming to Wright State University Petey was serving as the program coordinator for the Office of LGBTQI Life at Vanderbilt University.  While at Vanderbilt University they led the educational & student leadership programs for the Office of LGBTQI Life which included the Safe Zone training's and the OUT in Front LGBTQQIA+ College Conference. They currently serve on the International College Personnel Association (ACPA) Coalition for Sexuality & Gender Identities as the Equity Officer and is a member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Petey is an active member in the greater Dayton community serving on the Greater Dayton LGBT Center board and the City of Dayton Human Relations Council. Petey is honored to serve as the first Director for the Office of LGBTQA Affairs at Wright State University.

Dr. Nicole Carter, pronouns: she/her/hers

Director of the Women’s Center, Wright State University and Instructor in African and African American Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Faculty in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Wright State University

Dr. Nicole Carter is the Director of the Wright State University Women’s Center. She also teaches in various fields including the Student Affairs and Higher Education program and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Her foci include the intersectional experiences of women in university settings, persistence, and retention of women in higher education, and the creation of counter-spaces for women students of color and women students in STEMM. She received her Ph.D. from Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Carter has held leadership positions with the National Women’s Studies Association and the Southeastern Ohio Consortium for Higher Education’s Women’s Center Committee. She is a proud member of the Dayton Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she serves as the Recording Secretary and the Chair of the International Awareness and Involvement Committee.

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