How do subject headings get changed in the Library of Congress? How can citizens raise their voices and initiate change? How can the rights and dignity of undocumented people be promoted?
These questions are thoughtfully addressed in the new documentary Change the Subject. This documentary tells the story of a group of students at Dartmouth College, whose singular effort at confronting anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog took them all the way from Baker-Berry Library to the halls of Congress. “Change the Subject” shows how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.
Check out the trailer!
Change the Subject will be screened in the Reading Room of the Strauss Health Sciences Library on Tuesday, April 7th from 12:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
We hope to see you there!
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