Call To Action – #verlagegegenrechts goes international

Am 10. Oktober startet die Frankfurter Buchmesse. Wir von #verlagegegenrechts rufen internationale Verlage und deren Mitarbeiter*innen auf, sich uns anzuschließen.

#verlagegegenrechts

We – publishers, editors, authors, translators as well as a vast array of various professionals within the publishing industry, from sales to foreign rights, from marketing to social media – are taking a stand to confront the encroaching tendencies of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and sexism which have slowly been making their way onto the shelves of bookstores in Germany as well as throughout Europe.

We urge our colleagues in the book industry – be they in small, independent publishing houses, mid-size companies or in multi-national conglomerates – to join us in calling out the increasingly virulent voices who strive to stifle diversity and cloud the public discourse around tolerance and democracy.

From October 10-14, 2018, at the book industry’s largest trade fair, in Frankfurt am Main, many of these forces will again be vying for the attention of the media, of colleagues, of book enthusiasts, as well as school-age…

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