Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Indiana SCBWI Equity & Inclusion

Our Team:

Manju Beth Howard

Equity & Inclusion (E&I) Lead


Diane Bradley-Kantor

Co-Regional Advisor               


Teresa Robeson

Co-Regional Advisor               


Our Mission:

♦ Our E & I team will strive to promote, encourage, and uplift under-represented voices in the children’s book industry. Those voices include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, religious minorities and those with disabilities.


♦ Our E & I team will strive to cultivate a caring, safe and supportive environment that enables all SCBWI members to thrive in their art.


SCBWI Statement of Intent on Equity and Inclusion


Our Goals:

♦ Recruit members that represent all of humanity

♦ Create content for and by underrepresented creators

♦ Offer memberships for underrepresented creators

♦ Implement initiatives from the global EI Committee

♦ Ensure that the language and offerings in our region speak to inclusion

♦ Create a sense of community for underrepresented creators in our region


SCBWI Equity and Inclusion Page

SCBWI Equity and Inclusion Resource Library