Urania Smith & Jacqueline Alcántara
Our focus on diversity springs from #WeNeedDiverseBooks:
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and cultural and religious minorities. Because of the breadth of this focus, we will be particularly conscious of the intersectionality of oppressions and identities.
Submissions CLOSED –
WINNERS will be announced on April 8, 2019 at the event
Free registration is required – click here.
SCBWI IL Diversity Community @scbwiDiversityIL on Facebook
In person Diversity Network Meetings:
Join us each month in Hyde Park. Diverse Writers and illustrators meet to work on craft, build community and bring about change. Allies welcome. Email Donna@kazoomkidsbooks.com to be added to the mailing list.
Diversity Network Representative:
Wheelchair accessible. Contact Donna@kazoomkidsbooks.com with any additional accessibility needs.
We can bring in our own food and wine to share with each other.
Ally Support: raise funds, open doors, signal boost!
Allies interested in working to support the diversity, equity and inclusion of our chapter reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in making a donation to support our diversity initiatives?
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.