Harrisburg ProgramFriday, October 22

52-05 Children’s and Youth’s Futurities and Folklife Studies: Recentering the Periphery

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Metropolitan

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the Children's Folklore Section


Chair: Fernando A. Orejuela (Indiana University)

10:30 am
#TogetherApart: Youth Zines and Feminist Disability Studies in Quarantine
Rebecca E. Kunin (Indiana University)

11:00 am
Denying Black Girlhood: Racialized Listening Practices in the Classroom
Kennedi Alexis Johnson (Indiana University)

11:30 am
Children's Folklore in Transition: Queer and Transgender Youth Inclusivity
Fernando A. Orejuela (Indiana University)

The panelists for this Childrens Folklore panel comprise of young scholars and a seasoned scholar who happily dance between the fields of folkloristics and ethnomusicology, accented by a mutual engagement with intersectionality, sound studies, education, accessibility, and queer, black, and/or disability feminist approaches with the goal to decenter conventional hierarchies and biases within adult-empowered communities. As a trio, we explore the present and the promise of intersectional and performance-centered approaches to children’s and youth cultures that effect the cultural, mental, and physical health of young people as a folk group.