Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Representation in Publishing: Why it Matters and Where Publishing is Headed

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Friday, June 28, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

In this session, a panel of diverse publishers will share their experiences in publishing, including how the industry is changing, where it still needs to grow, and efforts bookstores can take to raise awareness, lift voices, and support authors of color.

Hannah Oliver Depp, Loyalty Bookstore (Silver Spring, MD); Chris Myers, Make Me a World (New York, NY) ; Namrata Tripathi, Kokila Press (New York, NY); Rebecca Wells, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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