In this time of necessary societal transformation, we recognize that Hand Papermaking has a responsibility to acknowledge to ourselves and to our community that we have been operating within a culture that perpetuates social inequities. We are resolved to thoroughly identify often-hidden patterns and practices within our organization that perpetuate inequities and take concrete steps to replace them so that we may fulfill our role as the journal of record that truly reflects the full breadth of work in our field.
In discussing how solidarity can extend beyond our current print and online channels, the Board is undertaking various initiatives, including establishing a Fellowship for Black Writers. Funds donated to this program will go to commissioning new writing about paper that will be published in Hand Papermaking magazine. (All donations are tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged in writing and in our publications.)
You can also support the Black Writers Fellowship by calling (651) 447-7143, or mailing your gift of any size to Hand Papermaking, PO Box 50859, Mendota, MN 55150-0859.