Paris, Disability, Africa, Prisons – Articles We’ve Been Discussing

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How to Write about Africa Part1 & How to Write About Africa II: The Revenge  By Binyavanga Wainaina

Dis/Representation – Race and Disability – People with Disabilities have multiple identities, but not all of us have been included equally in our communities. Both the Disability Movement and Disability Studies have been called out on the lack of leadership and participation by people of color. We will address racism, double jeopardy, institutional oppression, and the personal choice of claiming identities. The readings will bring important voices into the forefront and focus on how our communities can address racism. We will just scratch the surface on this important dialogue, but will discuss ways to take action and create change. This going on Feb 5 on the west coast,Portland, in person — 7pm EST our time – and ONLINE accessible cause this group makes things happen with technology so more people at different access levels can participate!

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George Yancy – Local Pittsburgher!

Series of interviews / essays by George Yancyin the New York Times:

Black Lives: Between Grief and Action By George Yancy and Joy James

What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’? By George Yancy and Judith Butler

What ‘White Privilege’ Really Means By George Yancy and Naomi Zack

White Anxiety and the Futility of Black Hope By George Yancy and Shannon Sullivan

Lost in Rawlsland By George Yancy and Charles Mills

Walking While Black in the ‘White Gaze’ By George Yancy

Niether Liberal nor Reactionary: Throwing Down for Racial Justice published on Anarchist Times

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Michael Brown, Abner Louima, and the Anguish of Police Brutality-Enough Is Enough By Edwidge Danticat

Immigrants for Sale – 30 minute youtube doc on how prisons profit off of Immigrants

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Dream Defender Phillip Agnew on Occupy, the Police and His 5-Year Dream published on Colorlines by Carla Murphy

Paris, #BlackLivesMatter, the Cultural Violence, and the White Western StateBy Malik Nashad Sharpe

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Unmournable Bodies By Teju Cole

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