Tag Archives: speaking

Speaking: Kenyon College *Tonight*, Ohio State, Smith College

Slide from the talk, taken from the “Top of the World” music video.

I’m knee-deep into the Knight Fellowship (more on that in October) so I’ve been scarce around here lately. But I did want to post about some upcoming events, since I love meeting Racializens in the world.

Kenyon College
Higley Hall
101 East Brooklyn St
Gambier, OH 43022

Presenting “From Rape Culture to Pop Culture” as part of their Take Back the Night Programming. After-chat at the Cozier Center.

This is a version of the talk I summarized in “Some Notes on Rape Culture.

October 4, 4 PM

Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State
1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Panelist during the Pop Impact Symposium. Description here:

How do feminist, queer, and critical race theories “trickle down” into the creation of popular culture? Entertainment industry insiders discuss how their educational experiences and critical concepts are introduced and circulate in their work. Cultural critic and digital media consultant Latoya Peterson (Racialicious) and comedian and writer Angela V. Shelton (Frangela) talk with moderator Kimberly Springer from Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with support from Arts & Humanities.

November 8

Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

I’m the keynote speaker for Otelia Cromwell Day, and will presenting a talk and a workshop, loosely structured around the situation that led to the excellent Pearls and Cashmere campaign.

Keynote–Against Pearl Clutching: Rebels, Renegades, and Critical Resistance

A look at social rebellion and historical revision through the lens of pop culture. Pearls and Cashmere, campus racism, and the politics of exclusion will be discussed.

Workshop–Bridging the Gaps: Solidarity Beyond Clichés

This workshop will focus on reading, journaling, and partner exercises designed to explore the difficulties in creating broadly inclusive spaces and creating frameworks and language that will allow for the formation of lasting coalitions.

Tonight at 6:30 PM – Digital Empowerment for the Real World @ MIT

Keynote: Digital Empowerment for the Real World: Using Social Media, Creating Social Change

Speaker: Latoya Peterson, Editor/Owner, Racialicious
Time: Thur. 03/15 6:30 – 7:30 PM (Reception following event)
Venue: 32-123
Description: A long-time nerd and new media maker, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on culture. In this talk Peterson will discuss the concept of “digital empowerment,” leveraging technology against structural barriers such as race, gender, and class. How can you use social media for social change in your own community? Peterson is editor of the award-winning blog Racialicious.com–the intersection of race and pop culture. She has done digital consulting work for NPR, Wikipedia, and Weber-Shandwick. A speaker on topics of social justice and social media, Latoya will be presenting her fourth panel at South by Southwest Interactive in 2012. After the event, there will be an opportunity for you to mingle and network over drinks and food at the reception.

Come join us!

Speaking Line-Up: Dartmouth, MIT, Duke, Asian American Writers Workshop, SXSW, Ohio State, NABJ

travel suitcase
This year is shaping up to be a busy one–in addition to all the new stuff we have planned for Racialicious, I’m doing quite a bit of traveling and speaking. Here are some of the events currently scheduled.

Tuesday, February 28th
Lecture: “Change Activists: Women/Civil Rights”

I’m still actually tweaking this lecture, so the title will change before I present it next week, but I am the closing speaker for Black History Month, and the opening speaker for Women’s History Month. The themes they asked me to intertwine are Black Women in American History and Culture and Women Enacting Change, so I’m doing “The Rebellious Women’s Guide to American History” which I think covers all the bases. It also allows me to explore some of the hidden stories behind events, so I want to look at things like the Zora Neale Hurston being initially outside of the canon of Harlem Renaissance, Ella Bakers strong challenges civil rights leaders over sexism and other topics, Flo Kennedy and Shirley Chislom’s race-gender tightrope, and why no one knows Yuri Kochiyama was with Malcolm X when he was murdered.

Location: U Mass Dartmouth, Rhode Island
Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
7 PM

Monday, March 5th
Asian American Writers Workshop presents “Race After Multiculturalism”
Conversation: “What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Race?” with me & Thuy Linh Tu

Since this is a conversation, I’m not sure what exactly is going to be said, but here’s the description the Asian American Writers Workshop sent over to me:

Provocative in theme and format (we want to avoid the traditional academic panel), this five-part event series is scheduled to take place in late February and March 2012 with topics ranging from “the L.A. Uprising” to “White Identity” to “Race and Comedy.” The events will be historically situated, feature smart guests revisiting period-specific events through multimedia presentations, and bring together a diverse line-up of thinkers, artists, musicians, and writers. […]

I do hope you might be interested and available to participate in the series by appearing at an event entitled “What do we talk about when we talk about race?” which will open with 2-3 minute reflections/exhibit of cultural artifacts of the post-1989 era, including segments on “ebonics”, “political correctness,” and David Horowitz’s “Ten Reasons Why Reparations is a Bad Idea and Racist Too.” This will be followed by a panel on the new frontier of the language of race and multiculturalism and how new technologies (like the Internet) has changed/not changed the conversation.

TBD, but I believe its the PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO (Brooklyn, New York).
7 PM
Continue reading