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Tearing Down Walls And Building Bridges, Melba J. Boyd Oct 2015

Tearing Down Walls And Building Bridges, Melba J. Boyd

Criticism

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010 by Cherríe L. Moraga. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. Pp. 280, 9 illustrations. $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper.


Poems Shared By Yazmin Monet Watkins At The 2014 Race & Pedagogy Conference, Yazmin Monet Watkins Oct 2015

Poems Shared By Yazmin Monet Watkins At The 2014 Race & Pedagogy Conference, Yazmin Monet Watkins

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

Included are a selection of poems shared by Yazmin Monet Watkins at the 2014 Race & Pedagogy conference. "A Lesson in this Queer African American Woman's History," was the opening poem for Angela Davis' speech and "Love Letter For Puget Sound," was performed at the Youth Speaks, Youth Summit. The other poems were shared at the What Now Is The Word evening performance. Although these poems were shared as a spoken word performance, it is important to share and document them in this journal as art and activism go hand in hand.


Education, Crystal C. Gray Apr 2015

Education, Crystal C. Gray

Eddie Mabry Diversity Award

Education is a spoken word poem that explores many aspects of the African American struggle within (self-knowledge). It starts with an African American college student who is disappointed with the lack of courses about her culture. Most curricula in the United States tend to be from a Eurocentric perspective, leaving out a multitude of information about people of color. All groups of people of color have unique experiences, however, African Americans have the most known (or perhaps I should say, unknown) history. The standard explanation of their existence is often limited to the start of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, when ...


Indigenous Poetics In Canada Edited By Neal Mcleod, Kelly Shepherd Feb 2015

Indigenous Poetics In Canada Edited By Neal Mcleod, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Neal McLeod's Indigenous Poetics in Canada.


Revelation, Tanya Diaz Feb 2015

Revelation, Tanya Diaz

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

There can sometimes be a gap between first-gen students and parents who have not experienced the stress of higher education. Children may believe this stress to be a necessary sacrifice for their future wellness; however, they often cannot feel their parents' sacrifices, just as their parents cannot feel their child's mental strain. Diaz creates this poem in an effort to examine her relationship with her mother from an outsider's point of view, in the end realizing that although her parents cannot always understand her experiences, they care and will support her decisions.