Checking in and Catching up

I’ve barely written at all this year, on my VCU site or on any of the other spaces I frequent online. I think the only online space that’s seen much of me lately is Twitter, in part because it’s so merciful for people who are low on resources. Over the …

UndocuAlly Training this Sunday:

This initiative was spearheaded by VCU ASPiRE students! I’m incredibly lucky to get to work with these guys: We are holding an event called UndocuAlly Training in Harris Hall room 2107 on Sunday, March 20th, from 10am to 2pm. The UndocuAlly Training is simply a workshop designed to inform participants–both students and faculty–about the struggles of Undocumented students and …

TODAY: Self-Publishing and Social Justice Workshop / Black Lives Matter Symposium

4:30 – Self-Publishing and Social Justice Workshop The VCU Association of Black Social Workers cosponsors the Self-Publishing and Social Justice Workshop in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 3201. The workshop will offer participants information on how to self-publish books. Graphic novels offer well-written and exciting stories, new points of view and …

I am ready for spring semester.

That is not to say I’m prepared! I have a huge pile of things to do: an article that needs revised, a syllabus that needs completed, 3 units of work to design, ASPiRE programming to organize, etc. etc.. I’m, though, really ready to get things going. My Department had its winter institute yesterday, …

ASPiRE Intro to Mass Incarceration Events, 2015-2016

Here’s an updated schedule for my VCU ASPiRE teach-in! Dates for the spring are coming soon. Let me know if you have any questions. These events are reserved for ASPiRE students unless indicated (*). Contact me if you want to crash! Fall 2015: Aug 25th, 6pm: Screening of Up The …

Petition on Parole Review

Commission on Parole Review, Brian Moran, VA Secretary of Public Safety, Mark Earley, former VA Attorney General, Levar Stoney, Secretary of the Commonwealth: Virginia Voters Demand Parole Reinstatement and Repeal of Truth in Sentencing:

I’m not normally one for petitions, but I’m sharing this one because the last meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Parole Review is this month. 

So far public turnout for these sessions has been very low, in part due to time and access. I don’t want public support for parole reinstatement to be overlooked for this very important public issue. Sign and circulate as you feel comfortable.