Purdue University: Black Cultural Center’s Library Receives Grant to Expand Community Resources
From Purdue University:
The Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development grant allows for the purchase of new materials related to issues of race, diversity and inclusion. The new materials will support the center’s ongoing educational efforts, including coordinating public workshops and assisting student research, while helping meet an increased public demand for guidance in areas of racial justice.
Ula Gaha, BCC librarian, said she’s been surprised by the number of people who have contacted the center for help building reading lists, including staff at the West Lafayette Public Library.
“We are seeing so many book groups pop up, not only on campus but in the greater Lafayette community,” she said.
The BCC, a physical showcase of Black culture through African-inspired architecture and art, is open to the public during designated hours. Library cards are available to Indiana residents and Purdue affiliates. The BCC Library currently holds over 7,000 items relevant to the Black experience, not including subscriptions and online resources.
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