Chaos, Order, and Control: Uncertain Worlds and the Regimes and Rebellions They Produce in SF/F. Science fiction and fantasy has long shone a light on the politics and power structures of our current reality, while also providing an escape from it. Join a panel of acclaimed authors as they discuss how SFF is inspired by the world we are in and how both the optimistic and pessimistic views in these genres can inform how we think and act. Panel authors: Becky Chambers, A Psalm for the Wild-Built; P. Djeli Clark, A Master of Djinn; Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun; Lucinda Roy, The Freedom Race
better serve diverse communities by learning about the nuance in various SF/F works discussing protests and similar real world issue.
better help patrons with reader's advisory in public and academic settings
learn how to use SF/F to better help them process ideas and emotions being engendered by the times we are living in now
be aware of current and upcoming SF/F releases
find commonality with librarians of diverse backgrounds and it encourages peer to peer development