ALA Cognotes January Preview - 1
MIDWINTER MEETING & EXHIBITS
February 9-13, 2018
JANUARY PREVIEW | DENVER
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Activists Patrisse Cullors, Marley Dias to Open
the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
arley Dias, the girlNAACP History Maker - and
wonder who started
she's been invited to the White
the #1000blackHouse. Her appearance is
girlbooks Campaign, intersponsored by Macmillan.
views Patrisse Cullors, coDias made headlines as a
founder of the Black Lives Matsixth grader, when she startter movement, to learn what deed the #1000blackbirlbooks
termining factors and mindset
Campaign to collect and doled each of these activists and
nate 1,000 books that featured
motivated them to take acblack girls as the main charaction. Discover these answers
ters. She realized that she saw
and more when two generano characters like herself in
tions tackle issues of inequality
the books she was reading and
and strive for grassroots level
wanted to make a difference.
solutions. The Opening SesAnd a difference she has made
sion will take place on Friday,
with a campaign that has, to
February 9 from 4:00 - 5:15 Marley Dias
date generated more than
p.m. at the ALA Midwinter (Photo by Andrea Cipriani Mecchi) (Photo by Curtis Moore)
10,000 books. She has been
memoirs, Cullors co-wrote When They Call featured in the New York Times and was recogMeeting.
Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, Cul- You A Terrorist with journalist asha bandele. nized as a "21 under 21" Ambassador for Teen
lors is an artist, freedom fighter and perfor- The book, with a foreword by activist Angela Vogue. In her new book, Marley Dias Gets It
mance artist. In 2013, Cullors co-founded a Davis, is a poetic biography and reflection Done - and So Can You, which features an
global movement with a hashtag. #Black- on humanity. Cullors has been named an introduction by Academy Award-nominated
LivesMatter has since become an international
filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Dias shows kids
organization with dozens of chapters and
how they can galvanize their strengths to make
Patrisse Cullors and Marley Dias
thousands of determined activists fighting
positive changes in their communities.
Friday 2/9, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
anti-Black racism worldwide.
Her appearance is sponsored by ScholasCCC Mile High Ballroom 2&3
Given the opportunity to publish her
tic. Get details and add to your schedule now.
Saturday 2/10, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
CCC Mile High Ballroom 2&3
Friday, February 9
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 12
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
The Big Blue Bear peeks into the Colorado Convention Center Lobby.
(Photo by Steve Crecelius, courtesy VISIT DENVER).
lizabeth Acevedo was born as
the youngest child of Dominican immigrants. Raised in New
York City, her poetry is infused with
Dominican bolero and her beloved
city's tough grit. With over 12 years
of performance experience, Acevedo
has been a featured performer on BET
and Mun2, and has delivered several
TEDTalks. She has graced renowned
venues, such as the Madison Square
Garden, the Kennedy Center of the
Performing Arts, South Africa's State
Theatre, The Bozar in Brussels, and
the National Library of Kosovo. The
session will take place on Saturday,
February 10 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting
& Exhibits in Denver.
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