Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blogging while brown needs more additions

The 5th annual Blogging While Brown national conference takes place in Philadelphia tomorrow Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Conference attendees represent more than 20 million readers each month, highlighting the influence of bloggers as online media has grown to become an integral part of the digital landscape. I has made an assumption to think this included all people of color.

Since it's launch in 2008, BWB has grown to become the premier blogging conference dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of color. This is where I'm confused because the phrase "bloggers of color" can be used so loosely. The conference speakers pretty much seem to scew in one direction. Maybe it's the theme or maybe it's the city, but this conference is missing something.
Maybe I'm thinking too much. I'm sure the panels will spark ideas for every attendee. Speaking of which, will you be attending?

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