- Afro-Asian Mixtapes: Overlapping Literary Diasporas in the Caribbean
Afro-Asian Mixtapes: Overlapping Literary Diasporas in the Caribbean
A reading and listening session highlighting the literary intersections between Asian and African diasporas in the Caribbean. Featuring writers and scholars Kerry Young (Pao and Gloria) and Ifeona Fulani (Ten Days in Jamaica). Moderated by Rishi Nath (York College).
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Stacks! I got to speak in a library in WI today about book bans, and took a quick perusal of the shelves. So many titles from ban lists! Kind of shocking to think of all the libraries pulling these books all over the country. How do they fill the gaps? #FreeTheBooks #FReadom
While some states are trying to prohibit universities from teaching about the history of racism, @EddieRCole writes, "these attacks are not new and, like today, limitations placed on academic freedom have a history long rooted in racism." https://www.washingtonpost.com/made-by-history/2022/10/03/limiting-academics-freedom-tell-truth-about-racism-is-not-new/
Moscow, Idaho: "University employees who are found to violate (#Idaho's) new gag rule, either by 'promoting' abortion, or by dispensing contraception, risk felony convictions, prison time, fines, firing and permanent bans from all state employment." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/03/university-of-idaho-abortion-emergency-contraception