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Rolling Up Our Sleeves | Creating Containers for Brave Conversations

Librarians are uniquely situated to lead conversations in their learning communities as our spaces are literal and metaphorical hubs, connecting ideas, people, and stories. All participants will be expected to fully participate in co-creating a container for brave conversations. Norms and structures will be modeled and actual discussion prompts will be introduced to unpack in community. There are no seats on the sidelines: full participation is expected. Come prepared to engage in a rich dialogue with protocols that will ensure a brave space for exploration, curiosity, and connection with others.

Meg Allison (she/her) is a teacher-librarian at U-32 MS/HS. She is a past recipient of a Global Teacher Fellowship, a Vermont Outstanding Teacher award, and is co-recipient of the 2020 Vermont Outstanding School Librarian Award with Peter Langella.She and Peter co-authored a chapter, “Radical Inclusion”, in the forthcoming book Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage (Libraries Unlimited, 2021). She is currently president-elect of the Vermont School Library Association. 

At U-32, she co-founded Seeking Social Justice, where students address injustices through dialogue and action.