Available as both an audio podcast and on video, April Power's interview with IBPA's member liaison Christopher Locke, How Independent Publishers Can Support DEI & Be Antiracist, covers so much of interest to publishers and those of us who write, translate, and illustrate work for children and teens.
Have you considered if DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) is really all we want to aim for? April suggests we add Belonging, Civility, and Antiracism as well.
How about the distinction between #OwnVoices and Lived Experience?
Or ESL (English as a Second Language) vs. LOTE (Languages Other Than English)?
The interview runs 44:40, and is thought-provoking and well-worth listening to.
Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,