Newington library continues journey through diversity with two new programs

Published on Friday, 14 January 2022 12:07
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


NEWINGTON – The Lucy Robbins Welles Library will continue its journey through diversity with two programs in February and in March.

LRWL Director of Community Services Michelle Royer and Indelible Impressions founder Yvonne Alston have been collaborating on this adult program series since summer 2021.

Alston is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategist and communicator. She works with local businesses and organizations on their communication and culture goals.

Topics have included gender diversity, LGBTQ issues and workplace diversity.

“We’ve been talking about gender diversity, generational diversity, being thankful, etc. since August,” Royer told the Herald Tuesday. “We’ve been doing different programming; every month we had a different theme.”

All of the programs were pre-recorded and premiered virtually online and were presented in conjunction with the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

On Jan. 20 the library will present a short video introduction of “Widening the Lens” promoting its February and March diversity programming.

On Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a virtual “Community Conversations” program featuring Alston and author Brené Brown.

Then on March 10 there will be a virtual book discussion on Brown’s book, “The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone: Braving the Wilderness.”

Register by calling the library at 860-665-8700.

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Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Friday, 14 January 2022 12:07. Updated: Friday, 14 January 2022 12:41.