Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Welcome to Black Literature vs. the Climate Emergency!

Premiered on April 5th! Now streaming on YouTube anytime.

Black Literature vs. The Climate Emergency is a one-day, virtual conference to celebrate the power of Afro-Diasporic fiction, non-fiction and poetry/spoken word at the forefront of addressing the climate emergency and inviting a ramping up of literary efforts to document, imagine, and encourage the engagement Black communities in the movement for climate justice.

When we fight, we win!

Online Sessions

Conference Welcome: JOIN HERE

Aya de Leon – Afro-Futurism includes Black People joining the climate movement to save the future! Plus homage to Octavia Butler featuring student poet Conrad Loyer

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Non-fiction: JOIN HERE

Emily Raboteau in conversation with Vanessa Nakate, moderated by Valencia Gunder (M4BL)

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Fiction: JOIN HERE

Telling Stories of Our Movements Winning Climate Justice: Tory Stephens (Grist/Fix) in conversation with Aya de Leon, Moderated by Maya Lilly

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Poetry: JOIN HERE

Bernard Ferguson, Ashia Ajani, Kevin Aipopo, Kweku John, and Aniya Butler. Hosted by Guest Emcee Coco Peila

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AFTERPARTY! Hosted by the California Working Families Party – video coming soon!

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Aya wins first place Independent Publisher Awards for UPTOWN THIEF, THE BOSS, THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS

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