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Writers Against Racism: A Is For Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent

It’s FREE and open to the public!  Jaïra Placid is Associate Director
at the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University. She sent me the following flyer to share with my faithful readers.
New Picture 274x300 Writers Against Racism: A Is For Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent

 A Is For Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent

Institute of African American Affairs – New York University

October 8-9th 2010

Location for all programs: Kimmel Center-NYU,

60 Washington Square South Rm. 914-Silver

Please RSVP at (212) 998-IAAA (4222)

For more information please visit:

http://africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/object/anansi.html

 Andrea Davis Pinkney (Scholastic)

Bernette Ford (Color-Bridge Books)

Nancy D. Tolson (Mitchell College)

Arnold Adoff [Poet/Auhtor]

Cheryl Willis Hudson (Just Us Books)

Regina Brooks (Serendipity Literary Agency)

Kathleen T. Horning (CCBC-U. of Wisconsin-Madison )

Joe Monti (Barry Goldblatt Literary)

Hannah Ehrlich (Lee & Low Books)

Zetta Elliott (Author)

George Ford (Illustrator)

Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)

Myisha Priest (NYU)

Khafilah McCurdy (Editor)

Nnedi Okorafor (Author)

Clairesa Clay (Teacher/Filmmaker)

Tony Medina [Howard University]

Salieu Suso (Musician)

 Laura Atkins (Editor/Specialist)

Wanda M. Brooks (Temple University)

Andrew P. Jackson (Queens Public Library)

John Sellers (Publishers Weekly)

Summer Edward (Anansesem  ezine)

Katie Sciurba (Author/University of San Diego)

Fabienne Doucet (NYU)

C. Jama Adams  (John Jay College-CUNY)

Esther Cooper Jackson (Editor/Social Activist)

Leo and Diane Dillon (Illustrators)

Kamili Feelings (Writer/Teacher)

Michael Patrick Hearn (Author/Specialist)

Rashidah Ismaili (Poet/Educator)

Jaïra Placide (NYU)

Oralia Garza de Cortes (Children’s Literature Consultant)

Colin Bootman (Illustrator)

Fern Gillespie (Children’s Book Collector)

Ilan and Keenan Watson (Student/Parent-ABCD School) 

A Is For Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent

Institute of African American Affairs, New York University

October 8-9, 2010

A Is For Anansi will cover the history, criticism and theory of contemporary books for and about children of African descent, as told by its most influential critics, scholars, teachers and producers. The need for more in-depth analysis and for more information, critical evaluation, and publications on this topic still remain. The conference will look at these and consider other questions and issues as well.

 Schedule:

                         Friday, October 8th, 2010 – Opening Reception

                        6-6:30 pm

● Opening KEYNOTE

 6:30-8:00 pm

History/Significance/Meaning of Writing/Publishing/

Selling Literature for and about Children of African Descent 

 Saturday, October 9th, 2010

                         Breakfast – 9-9:30 am

                         9:30 – 11:00 am

Issues of Identity & Representation 

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Let the Children Speak (roundtable of kids discussing children’s books) 

Lunch – 12:30 – 1:30 pm 

                        Rare Books Display – 12:00 – 2:00 pm 

 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Critiquing & Evaluating the Books/Content

3:00 – 4:30 pm

                        ● Literacy & Education for/of the Black Male

                        4:30 – 5:00 pm

                        ● Closure / Round-up / Survey

                         5:00 PM

RECEPTION w/PERFORMANCE

Tribute to Virginia Hamilton, Tom Feelings, and Leo and Diane Dillon

Rare Books Display – 5:00 – 6:00 pm 

Location for all programs: Kimmel Center-NYU

60 Washington Square South, Rm. 914-Silver

 Space is limited. Free and open to the public.

Please RSVP at (212) 998-IAAA (4222)

For more information please visit:

http://africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/object/anansi.html

Comments

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