Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

36-02 Public Folklore: We Do Better When We Know Better

Wednesday, October 20, 5:15 pm–6:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Elinor Levy (Arts Mid-Hudson) and Kate Schramm (Connecticut Historical Society)

Forum participants:

Kate Schramm (Connecticut Historical Society)

A critical analysis of public folklore practices: how those practices might be exclusionary and limiting to people of color, the communities in our spheres, ourselves, and the work of public folklore. Framing the discussion within a SWOT analysis, we will address: what does equity look like in public folklore now? What do we need to change to create more equity? What gates are we keeping and how do we tear them down to embrace a wide spectrum of experience and methodology that may be different from the "traditional" ways we were trained in? How do we address equity in funding?