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Imagine Otherwise by Ideas on Fire

121 EpisodesProduced by Cathy HannabachWebsite

A podcast about bridging art, activism, and academia to build more just futures. On each episode, host Cathy Hannabach interviews the scholars, dancers, authors, artists, and filmmakers imagining collective freedom and creating it through culture.

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Fobazi Ettarh on the Limits of Vocational Awe

How can radical librarianship forge solidarity across the university's faculty, students, librarians, and greater community? How does “vocational awe” forestall important critiques about libraries as institutions? What role do frameworks such as critical race theory play in building radical librarian projects that center marginalized voices?

In episode 98 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach interviews librarian Fobazi Ettarh about what it means to be a radical librarian, how vocational awe limits solidarity options in libraries and academia, how progressive archivists and librarians of color are stitching critical race and feminist theory into the very fabric of knowledge repositories, and why demanding the impossible is a crucial way Fobazi imagines otherwise.

TRANSCRIPT AND SHOW NOTES: https://ideasonfire.net/98-fobazi-ettarh/

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