In the days following Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, burned and battered cars piled up inside state-owned lots throughout the country. Tunisians were expressing their anger and pain by setting fire to cars. This destruction did not last long. The image of ashes and despair soon turned into a positive, rejuvenating project.
Faten Rouissi—a Tunisian artist, activist, and resident of a suburb north of the Tunisian capital of Tunis—took notice of all the burned cars crammed into a vacant lot near her home. Rouissi successfully reached out to artists, performers, students, and youth to help transform the burned cars into “blooming objects in bright colors, adorned with revolutionary graffiti.” Her Street Art in the Neighborhood project established a contemporary public space to promote art as a creative collective. (more…)
Books Aldama, Arturo J., Chela Sandoval, and Peter J. García, ed. Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands. Indiana University Press, 2012. Blaut, J.M. The Colonizer’s Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History. New York: Guilford, 1993. Berg, … Continue reading
An article by Tamara Jones about how to build effective black feminist organizations. Read the PDF here.
Books Alkon, Alison Hope., and Julian Agyeman. Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2011. Print. Berry, Thomas. The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-first Century. New York: Columbia Press, 2009. Bloom, Jonathan. American … Continue reading
Repost from Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources: Media Literacy Anti-Bias Domain: Justice Grade Level: Grades 9 to 12 Subject: Reading and Language Arts Overview: This activity deconstructs and assesses how stereotypes affect us unconsciously through the media. Number 44: Summer 2013 In … Continue reading
Books Arredondo, Gabriela F., Aida Hurtado, Norma Klahn, Olga Nareja-Ramirez and Particia Zavella, eds. Chicano Feminism: A Critical Reader(Post Contemporary Interventions). Duke University Press, 2003. Basu, Amrita. Women’s Movements in the Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms. Boulder, CO: … Continue reading
Books Abraham, Laurie. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Benjamin, Georges C., M.D. “Views from the Field.” Health Equity and Social Justice: A Health Improvement Tool (2015). … Continue reading
Books Appiah, Kwame Anthony, and Martin Bunzi. Buying Freedom: The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. Aradau, Claudia. Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics out of Security. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: … Continue reading
Acclaimed award-winning author and author of ’Half of a Yellow Sun’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on the role of literature in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta Magazine.
By Beverly Hawk | Journal of Opinion After years of colonial trade, international business speaks an African language. You have to polish your African language to get a good job. Africans do not deign to speak English–except for a few … Continue reading
This is a compilation of more than 200 resources that specifically speak to Black women, from classics in fiction to Black feminist theory to inspirational and self-care guides. There are even resources for the young Black girls in our lives. Though … Continue reading
By Alice Kim, Editor “Prison is built on a logic of isolation and disconnection,” Maya Schenwar writes in her new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better. Deftly weaving her own personal … Continue reading
By Bill Ayers Bill Ayers has written several books on education, including Teaching Toward Freedom and A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court. In Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Crystal Laura’s riveting account … Continue reading
Books Amundson, Daniel and S. Robert Lichter. Distorted reality: Hispanic charters tv entertainment. Center for Media and Public Affairs, 1994. Anderson H., Terry. The Sixties. Pearson, 2011. Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands, La Frontera: The New Mestiza. San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 1987. … Continue reading
Books Calabrese Barton, Angela. Teaching Science for Social Justice. Teachers College Press, 2003. Dreger, Alice Domurat. Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science. New York: Penguin Press, 2015. Feder, E. K..Making Sense of Intersex: Changing … Continue reading