Authoring Advocacy: Writing and activism in an era of mass incarceration with Donna Hylton and Piper Kerman
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We are relieved to see the confirmed release of Ismail Alexandrani, a researcher and columnist, after seven years in prison. Egyptian authorities should never have imprisoned Alexandrani for his #FreedomToWrite. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-releases-ismail-alexandrani-sinai-journalist-jailed-2015
Today, we mourn Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Vakulenko as his family and friends gather for his funeral. He was a children’s author and poet.
Vakulenko’s death is an incalculable loss for Ukrainian culture and an assault on the cultural community—a clear target of Russia’s war.
"When you erase the history of a people, you begin to erase their presence in the present... #LGBTQ children are robbed of the opportunity to learn... that there is a rich history of their elders who made the world safe for them." https://rewirenewsgroup.com/2022/12/05/christian-conservatives-want-to-control-classrooms-and-libraries/ via @RewireNewsGroup