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Essay: Terrance Hayes Says in Times Like These, Poets Need to Poet–from the South Seattle Emerald

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Throughout the day on Thursday, poet and teacher Terrance Hayes gave a series of talks on the campus of Bellevue College. His topic was “Social Justice for Black Lives,” and he addressed it through a morning presentation before faculty, students, and staff; a later question and answer session moderated by English professors […] … Continue reading

Essay: Searching for a Collective Movement in “Progressive” Seattle—from the South Seattle Emerald

by Renea Harris-Peterson & emily warren Seattle, celebrated for its progressive positions on many issues, still struggles to push past the façade of “liberalism” into the true realm of equity. Lack of rent control, the police force being under investigation, woefully underfunded education, and the proposal to build a new youth incarceration facility are just […] … Continue reading

Essay: It is Time to Talk About Basic Income, Again —from the South Seattle Emerald

by Brian Bergen-Aurand I’m now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective—the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967) 47%. By some predictions, 47% of […] … Continue reading

Review: Movie Discussion: The Handmaiden (2016) by Park Chan-Wook —from Queer Book & Movie Club (Singapore)

Juan, Anne, Yisheng, and Aaron showed up for the screening. We discussed the ambivalence towards lesbianism depicted in the film. It’s generally a positive portrayal although the sex scenes appear to be fetishized for a male heterosexual audience. While the film inherited this flaw from the book, we wondered why there is no positive portrayal […] … Continue reading

Essay: “Much More Than Just Music”:  Ways of Learning in the Krip-Hop Nation–from Hawk Hopes Blog<<Change is a Collaborative Act

Essay: “Much More Than Just Music”: Ways of Learning in the Krip-Hop Nation–from Hawk Hopes Blog<<Change is a Collaborative Act

Originally posted on Hawk Hopes Blog:
Leroy Franklin Moore Jr. is a Black writer, poet, Hip-Hopmusic lover, community activist, and feminist with cerebral palsy. Born in 1967, Moore is a native upstate New Yorker now living in and working from California. In a recent phone interview with Sorcha Hyland for Hawk Hopes Blog Moore reminisces on the world…

Essay: On Not Teaching Night & Fog to University Students Who Don’t Have Time (For the Holocaust) —from jewish philosophy place

Something very strange happened in my American Judaism class this past week. At the start of the semester in relation to I forget what I got into an argument with my students (a good natured one I’d like to think) about kitschy Hollywood Holocaust movies. Ella was not the only student who defended The Boy […] … Continue reading