S141. The Voices There Before You: Gentrification as Literary Subject and Activism
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Jessica Ceballos y Campbell curates literary arts programming at Avenue 50 Studio (and throughout L.A.), where she also co-organizes the local L.A. Tenants Union to fight rampant displacement. Her work has been published in various journals and anthologies and she’s published three chapbooks.
In addition to writing poetry, Javon Johnson is an Assistant Professor and Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies and holds an appointment in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author and educator. Her YA novel Piecing Me Together received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. In 2016, Renée launched I, Too Arts Collective, a nonprofit housed in the Harlem brownstone where Langston Hughes lived and created.