Thursday, October 13

Reception Celebrating the AFS Notable Folklorists of Color

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Promenade Foyer

Sponsored by the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee, the AFS Executive Board, and the American Folklore Society


Chair: Phyllis  M. May-Machunda (Independent Folklorist)

This is a reception celebrating the opening of the "Notable Folklorists of Color: Expanding the Frames" exhibit, which builds on the "Notable Folklorists of Color: Remembering Our Ancestral Legacies" exhibit launched in 2019 in Baltimore, and now available online. Our 2022 exhibit, "Notable Folklorists of Color: Expanding the Frames" honors an additional 125+ BlPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian/Pacific Island American) ancestors whose scholarship contributes to folklore studies. Join us as we honor and celebrate the current BIPOC scholars from folklore (and adjacent fields) who researched and authored these exhibit panels as well as the collaborative team who put this exhibit together.