sx 62 features essays by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, Danielle Roper and Traci-Ann Wint, Fredrik Thomasson, and Simona Bertacco. Our special section, "States of Crisis: Disaster, Recovery, and Possibility in the Caribbean," is guest-edited by Ryan Cecil Jobson and features essays by Greg Beckett, Leniqueca A. Welcome, Sarah E. Vaughn, Adriana Garriga-López , Natasha Lightfoot, and Yarimar Bonilla. Cover artist René Peña doubles as our visual essayist with his work "Hacia adentro".
From sx salon's editor, Rachel L. Mordecai:
The new issue of sx salon appears against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which, in the United States, is disproportionately affecting Black, brown, and immigrant communities, and also against the ongoing, massive uprising in defense of Black lives and freedom triggered by the murder of George Floyd. We find ourselves in times of anxiety and hope, of terror and possibility.
A series of dialogues among Black women scholars whose public intellectual work tells the long history of global anti-racist struggle.
Our creative editor for sx salon, Rosamond S. King, was searching for an essay about the subtle racism in the language surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and couldn't find one, so she wrote it herself.
Read her essay "Words, Race, and the Pandemic," published by The Progressive, here.
Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm CET
Resolutely Black, a conversation with Françoise Vergès (Independent Scholar, Paris), Matthew Smith (Northern Illinois University), and Donna Jones (UC Berkeley), moderated by Karl Britto (UC Berkeley).
Black Visions Collective: https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
Reclaim the Block: https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2
Assata’s Daughters: https://donorbox.org/nov-2016-push
Bail and Legal Defense Funds:
June 4th at 5:00pm
Live zoom performances by poets Andre Bagoo, Des Seebaran and Shivanee Ramlochan, and the participation of exhibition curator Andil Gosine
It has been something of a particular challenge to reach the finish line with this fourth issue of our journal, and this for two reasons—both of them, in the end, exhilarating. First, there is what feels like a momentous transition: hatched four years ago and graciously incubated in the luxurious intellectual nest that is the Small Axe Project, we now set off on our very first solo flight.