SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Diversity Initiatives

 

Diversity Panel Members Creating Stories for Every Reader

Diversity Panel Members at Creating Stories for Every Reader — Diversity in Your Work. Front left to right: Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Andrea Hall and Patricia Hruby Powell. Back left to right: Gwendolyn Mitchell, Jerome Pohlen and Cynthea Liu.

SCBWI-IL acknowledges the recent conversations about sexual harassment in the children’s literature industry, much like workplaces throughout our society. We’re conscious that people lead intersectional lives and that there is work to do regarding harassment and discrimination specific to marginalized writers and illustrators. Please see the updated SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. The SCBWI-IL Diversity Committee reaffirms our commitment to work toward an industry that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

The Illinois chapter of SCBWI is dedicated to making the children’s book world more inclusive. We currently have three initiatives in place:

To learn more about these opportunities, please click the relevant item on the purple menu to your right.

Join us at our upcoming Diversity Network Meetings the third Wednesday of each month in Hyde Park.  Click here for our flier with complete meeting details.

Follow us on Facebook SCBWI IL Diversity Community @scbwiDiversityIL

Interested in making a donation to support our diversity initiatives? Please click here to email us!

 

Diversity at the Spring Thaw Diversity at Spring Thaw Diversity at Spring Thaw
Diversity at Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day Diversity at Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day Diversity at Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day
Diversity at Network Meetings Diversity at Network Meetings Diversity at Network Meetings

 

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