From the Floor: A Conversation with Grace Paley, Margaret Atwood, and Norman Mailer
We protest the state of the imagination of the PEN International Congress, 1986. We protest the underrepresentation of women on the panels and in the readings. Although nearly half… More
Saul Bellow, Allen Ginsberg, Nadine Gordimer, Salman Rushdie & Others
There has never been much rapport between government and art in the United States. The thing was set up only, on the political level, to create a kind of… More
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Thanks to everyone who made our Saturday event, "Choosing Community," so invigorating!
ICYMI: a recording is coming soon.
Special thanks to @TamoaC @wilkinebrutus @gamarrae @EvelynPR @Laywony @anaspelaez @FlaGrassroots @sanctuary_arts @miami_freedom @VACaucus @cubanospalante.
“In many ways,” @DrIbram Kendi said, “this book banning is the latest effort for people to think that the existential threat is not #racism... the existential threat is not #sexism... the existential threat is not #transphobia... it’s just vicious, man.” https://thehilltoponline.com/2022/09/26/dr-ibram-x-kendi-and-rep-cori-bush-discuss-censorship-in-america/
Black voters matter. During #ALC51, join Yosef Getachew from @CommonCause, Candice Fortman from @media_outlier & Heather Harding from @campaignfuture at @PressClubDC in DC on 9/28 to discuss how we can empower Black voters by fighting disinformation. RSVP: http://bit.ly/3r7sScs