Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically! Check out the bibliographies for more information.
Happy New Year!
Happy 2018! We're starting off the New Year with some great book displays. This month you'll find displays on Afrofuturism, Human Trafficking, and books that explore topics of this year's DU Diversity Summit. Come to Anderson Academic Commons to have a look for yourself or explore the online books and films you can read and watch from home!
Click on a PDF links below for the entire list of resources featured in this month's displays!
- Afrofuturism -
Afrofuturism is on the rise as a way to reimagine the past and future by pushing societal limitations and building new worlds. Authors, artists, musicians, and more are moving toward the centering of black people in their work by imagining more three-dimensional lives than the present allows. From Octavia Butler to Janelle Monae, afrofuturists are creating diverse futures filled with more freedom and self-determination for black people than the science fiction of the past.
“Both an artistic aesthetic and a framework for critical theory, Afrofuturism combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western beliefs. In some cases, it’s a total reenvisioning of the past and speculation about the future rife with cultural critiques” – Ytasha Womack, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture
- Human Trafficking -
Human trafficking is a form modern slavery that affects millions of men, women, and children every day. These victims are forced into labor and sex work. This book displays explores this multi-billion dollar criminal industry, the victims, and the resources and initiatives to end human trafficking.
There are a number of red-flags you can be aware of to be able to detect and report possible human trafficking. The Polaris Project provides resources to help individuals recognize the signs of human trafficking. To visit their site, follow the link below: https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/recognize-signs
To report potential human trafficking you can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP to BeFree (233733).
- Diversity Summit -
The DU Diversity Summit is back! This year’s theme is Peace, Justice, and Inclusive Communities. The program is framed around the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This book displays includes a variety of items on the different themes and topics explored in this year’s Diversity Summit.
To learn more about the DU Diversity Summit and to check out the schedule of events, take a look at the Diversity Summit’s webpage: https://www.du.edu/cme/programs-services/summit/
- Romantic Comedies -
Time to cozy up with your favorite Rom Coms. Whether you prefer the classics with Audrey Hepburn or you love Hugh Grant, we’ve got you covered.
- Japan -
Destination: Japan! This month we’re taking a look at Japan in film. Check out a DVD to explore this island’s culture, history, and future.
- Kerry Washington -
Kerry Washington is well-known for her role in the show Scandal, but have you checked out her films? This month we’ve put together a DVD display of films featuring Kerry Washington.