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Panel: Diversity and Pay Equity in Publishing

  • Random House Auditorium (map)

Join Women, Action & the MediaVIDA: Women in Literary Arts & Women's National Book Association's NYC Chapter for a panel tonight on Diversity & Pay Equity in Publishing: The Importance of Industry Surveys & Activism.

"Developing the conversation on issues of diversity and pay equity is crucial for today’s world, especially in the publishing industry, which employs primarily women and publishes books and articles for large, diverse audiences. On this panel, four strong and influential voices within the literary world will discuss the necessity of analyzing and documenting the make-up of the workforce, the importance of balanced and equal representation in book reviews, as well as the critical need for books to be written by diverse authors with a plurality of narratives to help promote literacy and social justice. 

Please join Amy King of VIDA: Women in Literary ArtsJamia Wilson of WAM! Women, Action & the MediaJim Milliot of Publishers Weekly, Sona Charaipotra of We Need Diverse Books, and Preeti Chhibber of the Children's Book Council's Diversity Committee as they discuss their work and activism, the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done. Moderated by WNBA-NYC Chapter President, Jane Kinney-Denning."