Diverse People Unite: the UCI Libraries’ Diversity Team Remembers Pauline Ditala Manaka

Diverse People Unite Book Display


The UCI Libraries’ Diversity Team’s book display, entitled Diverse People Unite, is inspired and supported by an anonymous gift made in memory of our beloved library colleague – Pauline Ditala Manaka

Pauline Manaka PicturePauline, who passed away in June 2017, was an inaugural member of the UCI Libraries’ Diversity Team and an active Research Librarian and activist. We proundly miss her spirit and dedication to UCI, especially to assisting faculty and students. Representing Pauline’s passion for diversity, the Diversity Team selected books from the Libraries’ collections on a variety of global diversity and social justice topics.

The intent behind this display is to show how diverse perspectives and thought can unite to form a more comprehensive understanding of our individual worlds and pursuits.

The motto, !ke e: /xarra //ke, displayed on South Africa’s current, post-Apartheid Coat of Arms, inspired the display’s title, “Diverse People Unite.” We chose this title in honor of Pauline, who was born and grew up in South Africa during the struggle against Apartheid.

To learn more about Pauline and her singificant contributions to UCI and academic librarianship, please visit https://news.lib.uci.edu/remembering-pauline-ditala-manaka

Established in 2016, the UCI Libraries’ Diversity Team promotes diversity in the Libraries and contributes to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. We would love to hear from you. Connect,¬† follow, and engage with the UCI Libraries on Twitter @ucilib.