Virtual ProgramTuesday, October 19

22-05 Toppling Folklore’s Racists Monuments: Paths and Approaches for a Liberatory, Abolitionist, Justice-Centered, Equity-Based, and Decolonial Folkloristics

Tuesday, October 19, 11:15 am–12:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee


Chair: Mintzi Auanda Martinez-Rivera (Providence College)

Forum participants:

Junious Brickhouse (Urban Artistry, Inc.)

Guillermo De Los Reyes (University of Houston)

Tim Frandy (Western Kentucky University)

Rachel V. González Martín (University of Texas at Austin)

Fariha I. Khan (University of Pennsylvania)

David Todd Lawrence (University of St. Thomas)

Margaret Magat (Independent)

Ashley Minner (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Selina Morales (Southwest Folklife Alliance)

Inspired by the brilliant Utley Memorial Lecture presented in the 2020 Annual Meeting, this forum seeks to further the discussion began by Drs. Diana N’Diaye, Anand Prahlad, and John Roberts, by presenting a new generation of folklorists that through their work, research, and activism are creating new paths that can lead folklore studies into liberatory, abolitionist, justice-centered, equity-based, and decolonial paths and approaches. The members of this forum, in addition to challenging us to rethink the field of folklore studies, will provide alternative epistemological and ontological paths to help us “get our house in order.”