Ci10 Program


Wednesday, July 13, 2022  

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Lightmaker's Manifesto: Opening Keynote with Karen Walrond Stage, Zoom

Activist and author Karen Walrond (The Lightmaker's Manifesto) opens Children’s Institute with a keynote conversation with ABA Director of Education Kim Hooyboer on how booksellers can maintain their spark while continuing to work for change in their communities and the world at large. By identifying tools and practices that can help booksellers define and refine their missions without succumbing to burnout, Walrond's opening keynote is sure to kindle conversations that will resonate through the entirety of Ci10.

Panelists: Karen Walrond, Broadleaf Books (Minneapolis, MN); , (, )

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