Preserving & Protecting Black Childhood on the Page: Black childhood in America is its own special kind of magic filled with creativity, joy, and resilience. Black children have been innovators in music, dance, and fashion, despite facing racism and marginalization in its many forms. What responsibility do black women have in writing books featuring black children in an industry that has historically left out our voices and continually publishes dehumanizing representations of black children? Five black women writers share their experiences.
Featuring: Leah Henderson, Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich, Renée Watson; moderated by Ibi Zoboi
Location: CUNY Graduate Center
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