Publishers + Activists: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Racial Justice

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In partnership with the NYC Literary Action Coalition, of which CLMP is a member, PEN America will to host a conversation featuring publishing professionals and activists as they discuss the current movement for racial justice on Thursday, October 15 at 5pm EDT.

Publishing professionals Chris Jackson at One World, Patrice Caldwell at People of Color in Publishing, and Zakia Henderson-Brown at The New Press will discuss how the rise in national protests affects their work in the publishing industry. Activists Raquel Willis, Jamel Mims, and Nialah Edari will also discuss their experiences at the forefront of the movement.

They will explore what racial justice means in 2020 in their respective fields of work, and the intersection between literature and activism to highlight where their work meets. The roundtable will be moderated by PEN America Community Outreach Manager Alejandro Heredia. Learn more.