Friday, October 14, 8:30 am–9:30 am
Sponsored by the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee
Chair: Emily Hilliard (Mid Atlantic Arts)
Join Affrilachian poet, entrepreneur, journalist and newspaper publisher, Crystal Good to learn about her newest project, Black By God: The West Virginian. Black By God is a West Virginia-based newspaper written by Black West Virginians for Black West Virginians that centers Black voices, stories, politics, and activism. Crystal will present about starting and sustaining Black By God, including their Folk Reporters program, which trains Black West Virginians to document and describe legislative sessions and policies in culturally responsive ways. Crystal seeks workshop participants who are interested in brainstorming about collaborations, potential funders/grantors, and folklorists and cultural workers who can support and expand the work of Black By God.