NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.73
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 
A group of writers, activists and educators discuss the urgent need to resist mainstream narratives and give voice to the voiceless, the importance of incorporating such viewpoints in their work, and the challenges of being a creative artist in a profit-driven commercial medium that doesn’t want to hear alternative views that run counter to the dominant Center-Right “mainstream” narrative.

Participants

Deji Bryce Olukotun is the author of Nigerians in Space. His work has been featured in Vice, Slate, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Atlantic, Guernica, The Millions, World Literature Today, ESPN, and... Read more
Matt Meyer, a native New York City-based educator, activist, and author, is the War Resisters International Africa Support Network Coordinator, and a United Nations/ECOSOC representative of the International Peace Research Association.
Katharine Duckett is the author of the Shakespearean fantasy Miranda in Milan, out in February 2019, and numerous works of short speculative fiction.
Crime Editor at Lithub.com.