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Friday, October 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Why Do I Feel Like the Rules Keep Changing?

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As conversations about race, gender, and sexuality continue to evolve, it often can feel like the "rules" for what is acceptable change. Why does this happen, and how can we respond to those changes?

Moderators
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Julián Gustavo Gómez

Julián Gustavo Gómez is the Campus Engagement Manager at Define American, where he works on growing the Define American College Chapters program. The chapters are student-led initiatives using the power of stories to change the conversation on immigrants and identity in college communities around the country. Julián’s work is informed and inspired by his own immigrant story as an undocumented American and a DREAMer... Read More →

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Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, is the author of eight books of fiction and a chapbook, and the editor/co-editor of four fiction anthologies. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Andre Norton Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel “Midnight Robber” received Honorable Mention in Cuba’s Casa de las Americas prize for... Read More →
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Mikki Kendall

Mikki Kendall aspires to be an over-educated loudmouth with deep pockets. Failing that she manages to be a periodic cyborg who masquerades as a person with a spouse, kids, and all the trappings of quasi respectability. Once gainfully employed by an unnamed agency, she now invests her time in writing, wrangling jackasses on the internet & telling people to go straight to hell. Raised by a family of cutthroat sarcastic assassins with magic... Read More →
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Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the New York Times bestselling Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), which was nominated for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Norton Award and the Locus Award. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at... Read More →
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Cindy Pon

Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow), named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by Booklist, and one of 2009′s best Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror by VOYA. Her most recent novel, Serpentine (Month9Books), is a Junior Library Guild Selection and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and VOYA. The sequel, Sacrifice, releases this September. WANT, a near-future thriller set in... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 101 BC

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