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Whidbey Reads Presents

Bam Mendiola Presents "Maybe I’m Born with It, Maybe It's Privilege"

This workshop is for people who don’t always know what to say or do, but are interested in showing up.

Presented by Bam Mendiola, winner of the 2019 Outdoor Industry Association’s Together We Are a Force award.  Bam’s work has recently been featured by NBC, REI and Mountainfilm Festival.

In this workshop, we will hold space for our social locations and discover how we can use our positionality and privilege to act in solidarity with targeted communities. Bam Mendiola (they/them) will share the mistakes they have made, the lessons they have learned and the internalized oppression they are always unlearning. Mendiola is a national speaker, published writer and diversity consultant. Their work is informed by their social location as a queer, non-binary person of color and has been recently featured by NBC, REI and Mountainfilm Festival. Their NBC documentary has received over 200,000 views and their essays have been featured on the covers of Washington Trails and Mountaineer Magazine. Mendiola was recently named the winner of the 2019 Outdoor Industry Association’s Together We Are a Force award and lives on occupied Duwamish territory in Seattle.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Lifelong Learning |

TAGS: | inclusion | diversity |

Oak Harbor Library

Phone: 360-675-5115
Fax: 360-679-3761
Library Manager:
Jane Lopez-Santillana

View our library hours here.


About the Library

Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request for library events. Please contact us two weeks in advance if you have special needs.

Upcoming events

Mon, Mar 30, 9:30am - 10:15am

Mon, Mar 30, 10:30am - 11:15am

Mon, Mar 30, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Mar 31, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Wed, Apr 01, 9:30am - 10:15am

Wed, Apr 01, 10:30am - 11:15am

Thu, Apr 02, 9:30am - 10:00am

Thu, Apr 02, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Apr 06, 10:30am - 11:30am

Mon, Apr 06, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Apr 07, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Thu, Apr 09, 10:00am - 11:00am