The Pratt Stands with Our Community
The Enoch Pratt Free Library stands with the city of Baltimore and our community in the fight against systemic racism. Read the joint message from the Pratt Library CEO & Chair of the Board on the Pratt blog: The Pratt Library Stands Against Racism.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Transformation must occur on the individual, collective, and institutional levels, and the Pratt Library can help achieve true and sustained equity through intentional and systemic library-community partnerships.
Black Lives Matter
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council (DE&I) for the Enoch Pratt Free Library stands up for racial justice, stands down systemic racism, and rejects the perpetuation of hate. We stand in solidarity for human rights, and join the clarion of worldwide calls to end the brutal violence and discriminatory injustices against Black people.
Stop Asian Hate
Words have power. The Enoch Pratt Free Library condemns the increasing attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. As information professionals, we categorically denounce the disinformation about the coronavirus that has given rise to the xenophobic and racist assaults against the AAPI community. We stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and pledge to continue our work combatting hate and discrimination while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. #stopasianhateRead More
We believe that true diversity fully accepts everyone, no matter their background, gender, or sexuality. We wholeheartedly embrace the intersecting identities of our LGBTQ+ communities and welcome the 2021 PRIDE celebrations of love, life, and equality. For the Pratt, PRIDE is a time we set aside to collectively honor our LGBTQ+ community’s past, to celebrate our shared humanity, and to reflect on our country's movements to advance equal rights for all.Read More