Librarian-ing While Black

In this panel, we will discuss the ways in which the Black librarian experience mirrors the experience of publishing Black YA SFF/H in a majority white publishing industry. This conversation will look to examine the ways in which both breach the traditional cannon by infiltrating a space that was not traditionally designed for them and […]

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Folklore as Liberation and Empowerment

Folklore is a system of practices, arts, and beliefs among a community. Historically, folklore has had a powerful role in preserving cultural identity in the face of imperialism, colonialism, and oppression. With that in mind, this panel will consider questions like: what’s the role of folklore as resistance in decolonial myth-building, and how do writers […]

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