From a gender studies scholar to Student Affairs...
The note that follows is a response to a very thoughtful post by an IU student affairs graduate student regarding her quest to understand folks engaged in IU on Strike (which can be found here). This post got me thinking about the role of professionals in higher ed in joining with strikers in various ways, especially since I have beloved and valued friends and colleagues among the ranks of college...
IU on Strike!: They Want Us To Think The Money... →
Excellent post. And yes, not only do administrators line their own pockets but they do it over the bodies of students. Student athletes, for instance, make no money$ and must labor for the university to literally “work off” their education, generating lots of money (and prestige) for the university, and yet Coaches and AD’s make hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of...
IU on Strike!: Strike Response to Provost Robel →
A strike will be taking place on Indiana University campus on April 11-12th. This is a wonderful example of democracy in action and a well-organized mass student movement to claim education for the people. iuonstrike: The IU administration is scrambling to respond to the strike organizing spreading across campus. The day after the Board of Trustees cancelled the second half of its meetings,...
"Meet Frida Kahlo": Video →
“Meet Frida Kahlo”: Video from the High Museum of Art Atlanta ‘Frida y Diego’ exhibit // Oh how I love Frida and I am so excited for the opportunity to finally see her work in person on exhibit. (At High Museum until May 12, 2013)
FEMINIST TEXTS BY WOMEN OF COLOR AUTHORS →
Wonderful, comprehensive list of women of color authored feminist texts, books, anthologies…
Kit Yan spoken word at Boxcar Books, Feb 28th @8pm →
Kit Yan, queer and transgender Asian American, will be performing slam poetry at Boxcar Books in Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday, Feb 28th at 8pm.
Time to Free Rosa Parks from the Bus, by Danielle... →
Rosa Parks’ legacy is more than the Bus. This is not to say that what Rosa Parks did that fateful day on a bus is not important because it ABSOLUTELY is. The question is why all of her activism before and after that day—specifically around violence against women of color—has gone so largely unrecognized. Furthermore, (even though woc are seen to defy “acceptable”...
Fuck Yeah Chicana Writers: You Bring Out The... →
How I love Sandra Cisneros. You Bring Out The Mexican In Me by Sandra Cisneros thisminimalist: “You Bring Out The Mexican In Me” by Sandra Cisneros You bring out the Mexican in me. The hunkered thick dark spiral. The core of a heart howl. The bitter bile. The tequila lágrimas on Saturday…
Reading my own text
Voting While Trans Checklist →
This is a one-page resource to assist transgender people in preparing for restrictive new voter ID laws. AND it also features a piece to educate poll workers about the voting rights of transgender people. Put this in your pocket & take it with you to the polls, folks!
In Tucson, Arizona, the school district didn’t simply ban books, they banned an...– LA Mag | Culture Files http://www.lamag.com/culturefilesblog/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10444226
Queer Black Studies Conference | Princeton CFP →
latinegrasexologist: Intersections: An Inaugural Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference With Keynote Speaker Professor Kara Keeling Location: Princeton University Date: October 20,2012 Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2012 This conference…
Seven Actors Face a Big Challenge: He Just Said... →
Among the challenges facing the Broadway transfer of Bruce Norris’s “Clybourne Park,” the actors had to confront their own reactions to the play’s charged dialogue about race.
Tobi Hill-Meyer: [tw for transmisogynistic slur] →
tobitastic: [tw for transmisogynistic slur] Today someone asked me what I think of the event called “Hey tranny, it’s tranny” occuring during Seattle Pride. Here’s what I had to say For me, it’s a lot less about the word being a “bad” word or someone being bad for using it as much as it is about being…
You seem to think that in this shoot-out you’re being aimed at, and we’re just...– This quote seems particularly urgent at this present moment—within and without the repro rights fight. This plagues so many of our movements: the powerful use our most intimate issues to divide us and to make us think that our liberation is not bound to one another. ——- ...
SOUL Summer School →
SOUL Summer School is an intensive 8-week introduction to community organizing and social change, designed for young activists who have been involved with social justice organizing for at least one year. SOUL is dedicated to building the skills of young women, young people of color, working class, and queer people as the next generation of leaders in the social justice movement. Apply by...
Tobi Hill-Meyer: On the "Cotton Ceiling" Metaphor →
tobitastic: When women complain about the glass ceiling, it isn’t so we can guilt or shame our bosses into a promotion. Nor is it a statement that my company (or my boss) must be sexist because I didn’t get that last promotion. Many women who complain about the glass ceiling don’t want to be a CEO - or…
L.A. Times Article | #Trayvon Martin death: Arrest... →
An(other) instance of how the crime this teen committed was walking while Black. Being while Black and male in our effed upped social system that institutionalizes racism and advances a necropolitics of disciplining/punishing the “surplus” bodies of Black men constructed as inherently violent. It is not irrelevant that the man who executed Trayvon Martin is so committed to the...
Fuck Yeah Chicana Writers: Website aims to... →
univisionnews: UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta during a visit to a California university. The new site aims to shed light on the less familiar faces of the movement. (Flickr: inkyhack) By UNIVISION NEWS Channel: Immigration Like most things in history, the farmworkers movement…
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of...– A Girl You Should Date via @brainpicker (via bookshelfporn)
Voices of our Queer Undocumented Youth →
Further expanding what comprises the “gay rights agenda,” undocumented queer youth like Ferndanda are speaking out to bridge the gap between queer and undocumented communities. Immigration IS a queer rights issue! When we begin to expand our LGBTQ activist agendas beyond the issues as defined by the white, middle class gay community, we can see that “marriage” and...