Today launches the Black Lives Matter At School Week (links to a facebook event), a 5 day teach-in for racial justice at schools across the US. There are great resources for engaging in the week’s events at the links below: Zinn Education Project – Black Lives Matter At School Week Rethinking Schools …
Leaders of the New South led a rally this evening in support of RRHA tenants who have left out in the cold, literally and figuratively, by city government. For years our city has ignored the demands of public housing tenants, and the results of this systemic neglect has never been …
I was fortunate last night to have a free evening that coincided with a meeting of the RPS school board during their final hearing on a much-contested budget. Torn between the needs of city hall and public schools, our board had considered offering the mayor a budget that was much …
New Virginia Majority invited community organizers and Virginian constituents to use the 2017 Martin Luther King day to approach their representatives and demand change in the following areas: Criminal Justice Reform and Rights Restoration Voting Rights Immigrant Rights Affordable Higher Education, Lowering Student Debt Economic Justice: Medicaid Expansion, Raising Minimum Wage …
Join us! 5pm at City Hall in Richmond VA. We’ll march from downtown to Atlas, where Art 180 and Performing Statistics are hosting their I Am Powerful exhibit.
I’ll be working with a team of 10 amazing facilitators to hear from the Richmond community what we want for our schools. One of the short films we’ll be watching is Chicago Public Schools: Closed. Join us at the inaugural meeting of Richmond’s Community Justice Film Series! We’ll have food, films, …
Did Pussy Riot’s Message at the Amnesty Concert Get Lost in Translation?: andrewtsks:
I have so much to say about this that for now I will not say anything, except for the fact that Lindsay Zoladz is 100% right on in this article.
This article is great.
VCU’s Year of Freedom Celebration, marking the 150th anniversary of Emancipation and the Civil War (http://www.yearoffreedom.vcu.edu/), has been sponsoring the creation of a North Star Freedom Quilt.
Students can come make their own quilt squares on Friday April 12 8pm-11:30 pm in the VCU Student Commons, Virginia rooms A-D.
All supplies will be provided, although students should feel free to bring fabric (old t-shirts, etc) to personalize their squares. No knowledge of sewing or quilting is needed.
Refreshments will be provided.
co-sponsored by Student Activities and the YoF Committee
I’m getting this in just under the wire for the kickoff of National Poetry Month.
This version is subject to revision pending the approval of john and our students. Still, the great many hours of photoshop have come to an end for one night.
I am only 14 pages short of a full chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses translated into erasure poetry. As soon as it’s complete it will be posted online in full. EDIT: The full text is now online.
In the meantime Dave Coogan and I are trying to get another course at RCJ on the books for the summer. VCU people: this class will be a survey of 20th century prison writing. Readings may include the likes of Wole Soyinka, Reinaldo Arenas, Leonard Peltier, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Nawal El Saadawi, Anna Politikovskaya, Nelson Mandela, Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, Mila D. Aguilar, Yevgenia Ginzburg, members of Pussy Riot, Ai Weiwei, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Jean Genet, Joseph Brodsky and more.
Here’s hoping it’s ok to write “pussy” in a course description.