Date: Monday, 28th September
Discover your next favorite New York reading series! The Reading Series of New York collective is excited to feature readers from five of New York’s finest reading series. Each curator will introduce a writer who epitomizes the spirit of their series – featuring Rosamond S. King (Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon), Stacie Evans (Big Words, etc.), Malcolm Tariq (Maracuyá Peach Reading Series), I.S. Jones (Angry Reading Series), Marwa Helal (Soul Sister Revue), and Rachel Eliza Griffiths (First Person Plural Reading Series)!
From Black Women Radicals' Twitter:
We are excited to launch our "Caribbean Feminisms Series", a four-part digital event series hosted & curated by Nana Yeboaa Afua Brantuo & Dr. Andrea N .Baldwin. The series pays homage to historical & contemporary Caribbean feminists & feminisms.
The first event of the series, "Digital Caribbean Feminisms", is on Thurs., Sept. 24 @ 4:30 PM ET. Panelists include: Dr. Tonya Haynes, Zainab Floyd, Dr. Angelique V. Nixon and Kenita Placide.
Small Axe editorial assistant Alyssa A.L. James and Brendane Tynes co-host Zora's Daughters, a bi-weekly podcast that uses Black feminist anthropology to think through race, politics, and popular culture. Together, they theorize social issues in a way that is accessible and entertaining, with a syllabus for each episode. Episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and more.
Small Axe editorial committee member Tami Navarro and archipelagos editor Kaiama L. Glover co-host Writing Home, a weekly podcast about the Caribbean from the perspective of the diaspora. Visit the podcast's website here and listen to the first episode of the podcast below:
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.