Building Cultural Competency in Today’s Children’s Publishing Industry: A Working Symposium 2019
June 14 - 16, 2019
Building cultural competency is an important first step in expanding the diversity of books and readers.
Allies in the fight for cultural representation in children’s books–authors, editors, publishers, teachers, librarians–must understand the complexities of cultural competency to foster equity in communities, classrooms, and on the bookshelf. Writers must gain tools in cultural competency before writing outside their own experiences. Editors and agents need to deepen their understanding of cultural competency as they bring new books to life. Professors, teachers and librarians need to be able to have appropriate conversations with students.
This course will help you cultivate the tools needed to maintain and grow your cultural competency. Join changemakers Edith Campbell, Dr. Debbie Reese, Renee Watson, Dr. Marilisa Jiménez García, Dr. Laura M. Jiménez and Paula Yoo for this working symposium at the Highlights Foundation.
All-Inclusive Event Cost: $799.00
All-inclusive means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging and all meals.
Begins on Friday, June 14, with dinner, and ends on Sunday, June 16, with lunch.