BISG to Hold Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Town Hall

The Book Industry Study Group has announced the speakers participating in a public discussion on furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the book publishing supply chain, which will be held online on October 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m ET. The event will be hosted by Tracie D. Hall, the executive director of the American Library Association. Confirmed participants are:

  • Angela Bole, CEO of Independent Book Publishers Association
  • Ellen Bush, chair of the Association of University Presses’ Equity Justice and Inclusion Committee
  • Nicole Johnson, executive director of We Need Diverse Books
  • Michael Mejias, founder of the Writers House Intern Program and founding member of Inkluded
  • April Powers, chief equity and inclusion officer of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Kathleen Reid, v-p and commercial leader of Medical Learning at Elsevier and BISG board vice-chair
  • Kelvin Watson, director of Broward County Libraries Division and BISG board secretary
  • Andrea Weinzimer, senior v-p of human resources for Hachette Book Group

Following the Town Hall, BISG will capture and publish content related to the event, including a summary of points raised. Registration for the event is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Additional details, speaker information, and registration can be found at

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