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Glendale Library, Arts & Culture’s (GLAC) and the Southern California Library Cooperative’s Be The Change series is focused on: Inclusion – Diversity – Equity – Antiracism. Be The Change events will build collective understanding of systemic racism, elevate the voices and stories of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and inspire our community to be the change.


The Be the Change series takes place in conjunction with such commemorations as Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Armenian Genocide Remembrance, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and LGBTIQ+ Pride. The series will also examine the one-year anniversary of the 2020 racial justice protests and 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The series will include virtual lectures, exhibits, and online programming from authors, curators, and historians.

The series is led by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture in partnership with the Southern California Library Cooperative and Outlook Newspapers.

The series is sponsored by the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, with funding from the City of Glendale Urban Art Fund.

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How We See Us: Black Artists in Conversation

Premiered on February 25, 2021

Join moderator Cameron Shaw (Executive Director, California African American Museum), April Bey (artist and arts educator), and, Victor Yates (artist and poet) in a panel discussion.


In Conversation with David Heska Wanbli Weiden & Marcie R. Rendon

Premiered on November 30, 2020

Author David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation and winner of the 2020 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, discusses his new mystery novel, Winter Counts, in conversation with author Marcie R. Rendon. Winter Counts is a Native thriller that examines the broken criminal justice system on reservations, and a meditation on Native identity. Marcie Rendon is an award-winning author with an extensive body of fiction and nonfiction works as well as a fresh new murder mystery series.

Introduction to the Conflict in Artsakh

Premiered on November 19, 2020

Introduction to the Conflict in Artsakh: Dr. Shushan Karapetian, Deputy Director of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, discusses the past and present of the Artsakh conflict with GLAC Director, Dr. Gary Shaffer.

In Conversation with Walter R. Echo-Hawk &

W. Richard West Jr. 

Premiered on November 12, 2020

Author and attorney Walter R. Echo-Hawk discussed his book, “In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided,” in conversation with Autry Museum President and Chief Executive W. Richard West Jr. 

In Conversation with Eric Nusbaum &

Gustavo Arellano

Premiered on September 24, 2020

Author and journalist Eric Nusbaum discussed his new book, Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between, with Los Angeles Times columnist and author Gustavo Arellano.

Panel on Racism: Past & Present 

Premiered on July 30, 2020

The City of Glendale hosted "Panel on Racism: Past & Present." Scholars and authors in the fields of racism and racial justice spoke on various areas of expertise.  Moderated by Steven Nelson, Dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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