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2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Dr. Debbie Reese


An Indigenous Critique of Whiteness in Children's Literature

Saturday, April 13
7:30 pm

Tickets for this free lecture are have all been claimed. You can register for the waitlist.

Lecture livestream: You can also watch the lecture live online. The livestream is hosted by Wisconsin Public Television.

DeLuca Forum, Discovery Center
330 N. Orchard Street
UW-Madison Campus

Dr. Reese is a critic and scholar whose research and writings on representation of Indigenous people in children’s and young adult literature have informed the work of librarians and teachers and other scholars across the country. Her work, including on her American Indians in Children’s Literature web site and blog, is an essential resource for practitioners today.

These is a free public lecture but a ticket is required. Registration to obtain tickets will open March 1.

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center along with the UW-Madison iSchool and UW-Madison School of Education were selected to host this year’s Arbuthnot lecture, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) of the American Library Association. Support is also being provided by the Friends of the CCBC, Inc. and the Ho-Chunk Nation.

There will be a reception following the lecture from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m..

Can't attend in person? We're working out details on livestreaming the event. Check back soon!

Additional Information

Do I need a ticket? Yes. Go to the registration site and sign up to receive a free, printable ticket. Bring the physical ticket, or an image of it on your phone. If you forget the ticket we will have a copy of the registration list, but entry will be expedited with tickets.

Do I need to RSVP to the reception? No.

Where should I park? Parking is available beneath Union South, across University Avenue. There is also limited street parking in the area. Lots 44 and 45 are approximately four blocks away and free after on weekends. (Map)

Where can I stay? There is a block of rooms reserved for the Arbuthnot at the Lowell Center (about 8 blocks away) until March 20. When callling (608-256-2621) to make a reservation, use the group code CCBC

Other campus-area and Madison lodging options.

What else can I do while I'm in town?

We hope you'll visit the CCBC (map)! The library will be open the following hours April 12-144:

Friday, April 12: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 13: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Sunday, April 14: 12:30 - 4 p.m.


Other Madison events and activities

In addition, when you register to attend the lecture, you will receive information about an opporunity to attend a First Nations Cultural Landscape Walking Tour of the UW-Madison campus.

If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact KT Horning at 608-263-3721 or kt.horning@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

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