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Announcements – Research Project, AAPI House Party, Internships at Newsday, Jobs for Change

(Sorry, these should have run on Friday!)

Study seeking biracial, multiracial, and mixed heritage individuals

One of our regular readers is doing a study. Amanda writes:

My name is Amanda Rivera and I am a doctoral student of clinical-community psychology at the University of La Verne. I am currently working on my dissertation, under the supervision of Christopher Liang, Ph.D.

Please consider participating in my study, which is focused on the unique experiences of biracial and multiracial individuals. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win ONE OF FOUR $50 gift certificates to Target or Barnes and Noble. To participate in the study, individuals must be 18 years or older. The study should take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete and your responses will be kept confidential.

If you would like to participate in this study or would like more information please visit the following website link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=wtNOAs5gIR8MuXciq8_2bH6Q_3d_3d

Thank you so much! Your participation will help in developing a greater understanding of experiences among the biracial and multiracial population.

In the event that you have any questions or concerns about this study, you may contact me at amanda.rivera@laverne.edu


AAPI House Party

On May 31st, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (apaforprogress.org), the national network of progressive Asian Americans and allies, is hosting a nation-wide conference call with Konrad Ng, the Chinese American brother-in-law of President Obama. It will be a great chance to hear from someone so close to the President and to learn how the President might approach our community.

It would be great if you could help spread the word. All the details are on our website, but basically, it can just be a dozen friends or so, gathering for a potluck and then calling in and listening to Konrad. We’ll also have another guest or two. After the call, we want the parties to all talk about the issues they think matter, not just on a national level, but also locally. We’ll then record all these thoughts and share them with the Obama administration. It will be a chance to have our collective voice heard.

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Announcements – Take Back the Night; Call for Papers on Hip-Hop and Motherhood; Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers

The Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers: The Shalom Bayit Public Forum

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announce “The Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers: The Shalom Bayit Public Forum,” to be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 7:00PM at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, located at 257 West 88th Street, New York City.

Co-sponsored by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Uri L’tzedek, Congregation Kolot Chayeinu and many other Jewish communal organizations, this event will demonstrate the widespread support from Jewish leaders and the New York City Jewish community for domestic workers’ rights.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice has been organizing with Domestic Workers United (DWU) for five years to pass the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in New York State, which has recently passed in both the Assembly and Senate Labor Committees. The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights addresses the longstanding exclusion of domestic workers from labor protections, reflects the unique conditions and demands of the industry in which they work, and clarifies employers’ obligations. The passage of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights will be a historic win for justice.

For more information, visit the Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Website or the Domestic Workers United Site.

Take Back the Night

COLUMBIA/BARNARD TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
April 16th, 2009
March starts at 9pm, Barnard Gates (117th & Broadway, NYC)
Speakout starts at 11pm, LeFrak Gym, Barnard College

“Tonight is a night of survival, in the most active sense of the word”
The mission of Take Back the Night March and Speakout is to break the silence about sexual violence by inviting the Morningside Heights community to gather together, as survivors, allies, family, friends, neighbors and strangers, to support each other and protest the violence that affects all of us. The march is an opportunity to re-claim the streets of New York City, the neighborhood of Morningside Heights, and the Columbia campus as safe spaces. After the march, we host a Speakout, during which community members speak anonymously about their experiences. The march is wheelchair accessible. Free childcare will be provided. ASL signer will be present during pre-march rally.

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Countdown to “Can Social Media End Racism” at SXSW

by Latoya Peterson

Coming soon to a SXSW near you – attack of the POCs!

Okay, well, it isn’t quite that dramatic.

(Yet.)

But if you’re in town for the festival, feel free to come by and check out our panel, “Can Social Media End Racism“:

Can Social Media End Racism?
Room 8
Sunday, March 15th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The tangled issues of race and privilege in our society come to a boiling point on the internet. Exploring the complicated place of race in society, this presentation examines the ideas of race in the digital environment with a specific focus on social media.

Kety Esquivel - NCLR & Cross Left

Jay Smooth – illdoctrine.com

Phil Yu – Angry Asian Man

Latoya Peterson Editrix, Racialicious.com

We’re also on Facebook and I am going to see if we can get someone to liveblog this for those of y’all who can’t make it.

For those of you interested in some of the concepts discussed in this panel, check out this article in the Austin Chronicle, where three panelists (myself, Samhita of Feministing, and Steve of SimpleSeating.com) talk race, digital space, media, and organizing:

Austin Chronicle: Much is said about how the Internet is egalitarian – how it humanizes instead of segregates, how it’s “colorblind” and “gender neutral.” True?

Steve Swedler: I think that one of the big problems we have with the Internet are expectations. We talk about the Internet as shrinking the world and creating a global economy and community, but this is simply a dream. The number of people not on the Internet still outnumber those that are. And the number of people using the Internet for purposes of connecting with the global community is far less than people would have us believe. My supposition is that the majority of online “friendships” fall into three categories: “familiar,” “validating,” and “false.” We seek out those types of relationships because they are safe and comfortable.

Samhita Mukhopadhyay: In my experience, I have felt that most of my online experiences are very genuine, but I think part of that is that in order to write personally about sex, gender, and class, you assume a certain level of transparency. What I write about is who I am … so the relationships may not ever be validating and they are rarely familiar, but they are pretty real.

Latoya Peterson: I agree with Steve’s original idea. The concepts he has broken down are often seen in both racial and gender analysis. People seek out conversations that are both familiar and validating to them, and tend to reject things that fall outside of those lines as false. The key to progressive activism is finding a way to reach across these boundaries and encourage people to engage with ideas outside of their comfort zones.

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APIA High School Leadership Conference [Announcements]

The Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA) is proud to announce its first ever High School Student Conference!!!

The Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA), an affinity organization for Asian/Pacific Islanders (API) is a national organization committed to creating opportunities for API teachers and school staff to meet, network and support one another. For the past 5 years we have held an adult conference, but this year we are hosting our first ever high school student conference! It will focus on leadership and activism. and should be a great event! The theme of the event is : unlearn . rethink . inspire . do something. It will be held March 7, 2009 at Lick-Wilmerding High School (San Francisco, CA) with registration starting at 9:30 AM and the conference running from 10-3. Our keynote speaker will be Dennis Kim from Youth Speaks. There will also breakout sessions, a leadership panel, workshops, and more!

We are excited for the opportunity to create this affinity space for API students from around the Bay Area. Our keynote speaker and our leadership panelists will be talking about the intersection of API identity and their own work in service to their communities. Our hope is to inspire our API students to become leaders (or expand their leadership) in their own communities and be of service (much in concert with Obama’s call to action). And the best thing is that it is totally FREE and lunch is provided!

It is an affinity conference open to all API high school students (including, of course, multiracial API kids). Please encourage any API high school students to attend.

Students can register on line here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Coyne Song – P: 510.534.0804 ext. 226 jcoyne@rdschool.org

See you there!

www.aseanational.org

Racialicious is now on Twitter

by Latoya Peterson

I blame Carmen.

She has decided Racialicious needs to be on Twitter.

So now I’m on Twitter. Well, technically we. The official Racialicious Twitter feed is now live.

Add us if you’d like.

(And why no, I have no idea how I am going to communicate in 140 characters when our normal blog posts are 3 pages long. Why do you ask?)

If you’ve got ideas, tips, or a cool profile, leave me a message in the comments.

Note from the Editrix

by Latoya Peterson

I’m a little busy. I got some book submissions due, some articles due, some speeches to prep, some conference calls to host, and some other events to schedule and do in addition to my day job and my regular duties here.

I’ve also got an apprentice comment moderator in training.

So imagine my surprise when I look up and see that some people are taking some serious liberties with the comment section. This started with the original Push thread but its been rolling a bit since the IFC Media Project discussion. So now, instead of working on what I need to be working on (like the Cultural Appropriation Series, or the Tricia Rose transcription, or the Roundtable on “The End of White America”) I’m back in the comment section.

With an iron fist. The velvet glove is over on my dresser somewhere.

First and foremost, everyone take a moment to read the blog title and tagline. We are “Racialicious – The intersection of race and pop culture.”

If you think people are “overreacting” to racism, you shouldn’t be here.

If you think that we should be talking about “more important things” you shouldn’t be here.

The key words are RACE and POP CULTURE. We occassionally cover other stuff, but that’s at our discretion. Don’t like what I’m doing? Read another blog. There are millions.

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Announcements Thread – Charity Event, Submission Calls, Jobs, Events, CROW

Rebuilding the Bridge, Sichuan Earthquake Charity Event – This Saturday!

More information at the website – Rebuilding the Bridge

Brave New Voices

Youth Speaks Presents
In Partnership with HBO’s Def Poetry, DC WritersCorps, Sol & Soul, the Creative Writing Alliance, and Hip-Hop Theater Festival

The 11th Annual
BRAVE NEW VOICES
International Youth Poetry Slam Festival
Washington, D.C. July 15 – 19, 2008

500 Poets from 40 Cities across 4 countries Ignite Washington, D.C. with Words!
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Introducing the Announcements Thread!

by Latoya Peterson

After much discussion, Carmen and I have decided to start an announcements thread that will run every Friday.

The thread will serve two purposes:

If you are a promoter/publicist/event coordinator, please send us information about your event (preferably with an event flyer) to team@racialicious.com before noon on Thursdays. Please include “Announcements Thread – ____” in the subject line.

If you are a reader and would like to highlight specific blog posts you have written or events that you are attending, please feel free to leave a message in the comments section.

Please note: Racialicious reserves the right to refuse any promotions/delete any comments that we deem are not a good fit for this site or for our audience.

And now…


    FRIDAY PROMOTIONS

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