If you’re in the area tonight, please check out Latoya–who’s teaming up with Elizabeth Mendez…
by Latoya Peterson SXSW 2009 was great, and our panel on “Can Social Media End…
(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:
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
For more information contact TBTN.at.Columbia@gmail.com Read the Post Announcements – Take Back the Night; Call for Papers on Hip-Hop and Motherhood; Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers
by Latoya Peterson Coming soon to a SXSW near you – attack of the POCs!…
The Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA) is proud to announce its first ever High School Student…
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.