Find recordings, presenter slides (if provided), and recommended resources for the Library's monthly COSI events:
No Tone Policing, No Shaming, No Cancelling (October 6, 2022)
Speakers: Katy Dichter, Dave Ellenwood, Alyssa Jocson Porter, and Althea Lazzaro - Faculty Librarians at Seattle Colleges
Abortion Rights Were Just the Beginning: Our Continued Fight for Reproductive Justice (October 13, 2022)
Speakers: Dawnelle Wilkie and Angela Valadez, Members of the Puget Sound Mobilization for Reproductive Justice (and Seattle Central College staff and student colleagues!)
Speaker: Tiffani McCoy - Advocacy Director for Real Change and Campaign Co-chair for House Our Neighbors!
Speaker: Dennis Denman, Director of Student Leadership, Seattle Central College
Speakers: Vero Barrera-Kolb and Anna Hackman – Seattle Central College Humanities Faculty and Members of AFT1789
Why does the library host Conversations on Social Issues? Libraries in America promote the freedom of information and the open exchange of ideas. Though none of us will agree with everything that is written in all the library’s books and databases, we provide them so the community we serve can learn from a wide range of viewpoints. This same philosophy is expressed by providing space for a discussion series on social issues. By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas we are able to learn from the experiences and expertise of our Seattle Central College community. At the COSI sessions, everyone should feel free to express their own opinion and be respectful of what others have to say.
Click COSI Archives to browse sessions by quarter, starting from winter 2013. These topic guides all include recommended sources for further information, and some also provide session recordings and/or presentation slides.