Friday, Oct. 14

Un-Conference Session 1: Political Activism

Friday, October 14, 8:00 am–10:00 am
Tulsa South

Sponsored by the AFS Local Planning Committee


Chair: Ross Peterson-Veatch (Southwestern College (KS))

There are many political questions that intersect our work as Folklorists. What responsibilities do we have to publicly engage in activism? What are the best ways to advocate politically for people we serve? When should we engage? Etc. This session will use an Open Space Technology format to support engaging in dialog around questions that matter most to us. Participants will form groups around questions that they bring to the session and will decide how to engage those questions as the session unfolds. Results may include a better understanding of perspectives, alliances formed, plans begun, and even actions taken.