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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Saturday, August 12 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
How to Get Youth to Sign Up For Blackness: Black History Month and Beyond

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When I was raised in the 1990s, the formal education I received around blackness centered on important figures like Tubman, Douglass, and King. Their contributions could and cannot be underestimated when it comes to the hungry pursuit of social justice. However, what I learned did not explain how my father could be black and Costa Rican. It did not introduce me to Negritude. In short, my education was weak in terms of diaspora. My talk highlights discourses and ways librarians and educators can conspire in highlighting blackness as a global phenomenon and not one restricted to the continental U.S.

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Katrina Spencer

Literatures & Cultures Librarian, Middlebury College
Katrina Spencer is interested in foreign languages, themes of social justice surrounding multicultural identities and the African diaspora.



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