Glendale Library, Arts & Culture’s (GLAC) Be the Change Series continues in November by celebrating Native American Heritage Month. On Monday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., author David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation, will discuss his new critically-acclaimed, New York Times Editors’ Choice novel Winter Counts with acclaimed 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. Author David Heska Wanbli Weiden is the winner of the 2020 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Marcie R. Rendon is an award-winning author with an extensive body of fiction and nonfiction works as well as a fresh new murder mystery series. Find more information and register for this virtual event at www.eglendalelac.org/bethechange.
Be the Change Series: 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 LGBTQ+ 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. Visit the Be the Change Series website, www.eglendalelac.org/bethechange, for updates, online exhibits, and other programming.
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.