Our 11th Annual conference was back in person with 167 attendees at the San Diego Central Library on Friday, May 12th, 2023. This year’s conference theme was “Open Minds, Open Doors – Mentes y Puertas Abiertas”, and opened with a keynote presentation from beloved children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, as well as featuring 2Spirit storyteller Juan Reynoso. Workshop sessions included topics around advocacy for intellectual freedom, equitable programming and access for all, highlighting innovative and inspiring projects for communities of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Spanish speakers/ESL resources, digital equity and binational collaborations.
Due to technical difficulties with Yuyi Morales’ virtual keynote presentation, “Tres Bibliotecas”, she graciously re-recorded it for us. Please watch below.