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  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online
  in-person session will be live streamed from Harrisburg

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Bridgeport

Quiet Room

9:00 am–6:00 pm
New Governor

Registration

10:00 am–11:00 am
Harrisburg Ballroom: Lancaster/Getty

Meet the AFS Executive Board

10:00 am–11:30 am
Atrium

Coffee and Networking

1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom: Carlisle

Fussin’ about RARRA: BETA Testing NCTA’s Resource Sharing Initiative

1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Leland

43-04 Understanding Folklore and Medicine II: Folkloristic Research, Public Health, and Medical Professionals    

1:00 pm–2:30 pm

43-01  Pennsylvania Dutch Linguistic, Ritual, and Political Environments

1:45 pm–2:30 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom: Carlisle

Information Session on the Community Collections Grant Program

2:30 pm–3:00 pm
Atrium

Afternoon Refreshment

3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom: Carlisle

Counter(ing) Narratives to the American Story with Ethnographic and Oral History Collections

3:00 pm–4:30 pm

44-01  The Politics of Heritage

3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Leland

A Pennsylvania Dutch Liar’s Contest (Liegner-Maetsch): Humor and Tall Tales in Performance

3:45 pm–4:30 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom: Carlisle

Sustenance and Sustainability in Folklife Programs: What Else Are We Doing to Meet the Moment? (A Roundtable Discussion)

5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom

Welcome to Harrisburg: Ceremony  

Sponsored by:
AFS Executive Board
AFS Local Planning Committee
American Folklore Society
Local Learning
Penn State Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Center for Folklore
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Join us as we welcome attendees to our in-person meeting, thank our incredible hosts and sponsors, and acknowledge the heroic efforts of our local committee. We will enjoy some powerful poetry from celebrated Harrisburg spoken word artists and bestow a few awards before adjourning to enjoy a reception and exhibits at the Pennsylvania State Museum. We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg!

This live event will not be recorded.

6:30 pm–7:30 pm
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street

Welcome to Harrisburg: Reception

Sponsored by:
AFS Executive Board
AFS Local Planning Committee
American Folklore Society
Local Learning
Penn State Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Center for Folklore
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Our welcome reception will take place on Thursday evening at the Pennsylvania State Museum (http://statemuseumpa.org/).

Drinks and some great Harrisburg-style soul food will be served, and guests are welcome to visit the temporary exhibits including the special exhibits on key women in PA history, an exhibit on the Suffrage Movement in PA, and the exhibit “Witness to History: Colonel Paul Evanko’s 9/11 Field Notes” drawn from the rapidly developing investigation of the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville PA. Your AFS nametag will get you free access to the museum during the entire meeting, so you can return to enjoy the exhibits.

Like every aspect of the meeting, the Welcome Reception will follow several COVID-19 precautions, including a mask requirement (when guests are not eating or drinking). Please be mindful of social distancing and wear your mask when you can. We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg!

This live event will not be recorded.

8:30 pm–9:30 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom

Conversations for the Field: Forget “Back to Normal,” How Do We Move Forward Differently?

Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik (Perkins Center for the Arts/National Association of Black Storytellers)

Thomas Grant Richardson (Independent)

Sally Van de Water (Arts Institute of Middlesex County)

This participatory roundtable will address issues of working in a post-pandemic, new racial reckoning society where getting “back to normal” is not desired by many who never experienced “normal” as healthy, safe, or sustainable. Where do we grow from here?

9:30 pm–11:30 pm

Join Others for Real Talk: Why the F— Am I Here? What Else Could I Be Doing?