S118. Identity/Theft: A Conversation for the Classroom About Race, Appropriation, and Rachel Dolezal

Meeting Room 9 & 10, Marriott Waterside, Third Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Arising from a conversation on race, gender identity, culture, and appropriation sparked by the 2017 memoir from controversial self-identified “transracial” writer and activist, Rachel Dolezal, this culturally diverse panel of educators and social activists seeks to address and explore current questions for the teachers and students of creative writing and literature in the postmodern global society.


Arielle Silver teaches in the MFA, BA, and community writing programs at Antioch University Los Angeles, where her scholarship on stepmothers, feminist pedagogy, and lyric essay won the Library Research Award in 2016 and 2017. She serves on the International Women’s Writing Guild advisory board.

Rochelle Newman-Carrasco's career blends writing, performing, and corporate thought leadership specializing in US Hispanic marketing. She holds an MFA from Antioch, Culver City. An award-winning writer, her work has appeared in Lilith, NAILED, Role Reboot, Ad Age, LunchTicket, PopSugar, and others.

Angela Bullock is a writer/actor. She holds an MFA in creative writing from AULA and she is a contributing blogger and assistant editor for Lunch Ticket literary magazine. Her book review of Margo Jefferson’s award-winning memoir Negroland will be published in the June 2017 issue of Lunch Ticket.

Kiah Danielle is a graduate of the MFA in creative writing program at Antioch University of LA. She is a writer, freelance writer, and an ESL teacher.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside