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Thursday, May 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Future of Racism

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The past’s virulent racism against the Irish has now faded to linguistic artifacts like “paddy wagon” and “red-headed stepchild.” What traces will present-day racism leave behind, and what new forms of racism will emerge?

Moderators
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Jennifer Cross

Lead Organizer, Just Write Chicago
Queer Black Geeky Feminist Skeptic Atheist Firespinning Aspiring SF/F writer who has a serious problem saying no to new and shiny things. In addition to a day job, I run Just Write Chicago, Chicago's largest writing group dedicated to providing safe, inclusive and motivational spaces for all writers of all genres to "Just Write". I was published in Lightspeed's QDSF. I also keep a Wordpress blog and am trying to write a novel and short fiction... Read More →

Speakers
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Liz Argall

Argall Creative
Liz Argall is a speculative fiction author, and creator of the all ages webcomics series Things Without Arms and Without Legs, a comic about creatures who are kind. Her fiction can be found in places like Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death, and Escape Artists’ podcasts. She is a lapsed fire twirler and derby girl, and doesn’t remember her first D&D... Read More →
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Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →
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Michael R. Underwood

Writer/Podcaster/Publishing Staffer
Mike is the author the several series, including the comedic fantasy Ree Reyes Geekomancy series and GENRENAUTS, a science fiction series in novellas. By day, he's the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books.Mike lives in Baltimore with his wife and their ever-growing library. He is a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show as well as Speculate! The Podcast for Readers, Writers, and Fans.


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
LaSalle 1

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