Statement Strongly Condemning Attacks Against our Community
REFORMA National Strongly Condemns Attacks Against Our Community
Today, our annual REFORMA National General Membership zoom meeting was interrupted by individuals using racial slurs and hate speech against women. REFORMA National strongly condemns these types of attacks against our BIPOC community. We deserve a space where we can thrive and connect with each other without having to worry about these horrible attacks. We will not allow these attacks to intimidate us and we will continue our long standing practice of providing a platform for our members to connect and engage with each other. For the members who were in attendance we are sorry you had to endure that traumatic experience. Please know that we will continue to put measures in place to avoid future disruptions. We stand together and strong.
REFORMA 2021-22 Executive Committee
President - Nicanor Diaz
Vice President - Romelia Salinas
Past President - Oscar Baeza
Secretary - Alma Ramos-McDermott
Treasurer - Denice Adkins
Member-At-Large Representative - Alda Allina Migoni
East Region Chapter Representative - Manny Figueroa
West Region Chapter Representative - Balladolid (Dolly) Lopez
Established in 1971, REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish language and Latino-oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos. For more information on REFORMA, visit reforma.org.