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#PublishingWhileBlack: Reflections on "Diversity," Antiracism, and Equity, University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium Keynote Address by Jill Petty

Event Type
diversity & inclusion, presentation, publishing
University of Illinois Press, OVCR Office of Research and Proposal Development, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory, the center for advanced Study, and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Levis Faculty Center
Feb 15, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
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Jill Petty, Former Editor for South End Press, Beacon Press, and Northwestern University Press will deliver a keynote address at the University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium entitled: #PublishingWhileBlack: Reflections on "Diversity," Antiracism, and Equity.

In this wide-ranging yet personal talk, editor, activist, and educator Jill Petty will reflect on her 15 + year career in social justice publishing, and share assessments of efforts to "diversify" publishing and other knowledge production industries. Petty will touch on her recent move away from traditional/corporate book publishing, and explore her engagements with explicitly radical houses; the former South End Press editor/publisher now consults for Haymarket Books. She will also discuss her new communications post with the Kellogg Foundation, a philanthropic organization that centers racial equity and community health.


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