Folklore opens new vistas for understanding what counts as normal. Studies of disability by folklorists are especially provocative for their critiques of ableism, challenging concepts of cultural competence. This March 25, 2022 webinar, sponsored by the AFS Fellows, features Nora Groce, Phyllis May-Machunda, and Anand Prahlad, who are joined by scholars from both folklore and disability studies in a roundtable discussion following the presentations.
Folklorists can be key, not only for communities where their cultures are at risk of disappearing, but also in preparing communities to receive newcomers. This workshop digs into the ways you can be involved in addressing the impact of climate change. It was led by Maida Owens (Louisiana Folklife Program and the Bayou Culture Collaborative) on February 22, 2022.
Building on the virtual forum on race at the AFS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, this webinar turns to Latinidades and features four folklorists who will engage is in a discussion about folklorists studying both their own and other cultures.
This AFS Fellow's roundtable from March 10, 2021, explores key conceptual issues and challenges in heritage theory, policy and practice, the speakers outlining current ways of thinking about heritage, illuminated by their own experiences with public practice, field research and policy.