Brain Waves: New Zine & Print Collection

Congratulations to R/V Web Editor Kate Wadkins for her recent opening of “Brain Waves” zine and print collection at Bushwick’s Storefront Gallery in Brooklyn.  As curator of the collection, Kate was featured in the Greenpoint Gazette last Thursday. Be sure to check out the article, “Riding the Brainwaves” by Jesse Sposato here.  Here is an excerpt: Kate Wadkins, Storefront gallery manager and now Brain Waves … Continue reading Brain Waves: New Zine & Print Collection

Super Bowl Round-Up

Super Bowl News and Analysis Huffington Post: What to Say to Young Boys and Men About Big Ben “There will also likely be considerable hand-wringing from many in Steeler Nation, who will cheer for their team with a troubled conscience, out of concern that their cheers could be construed as support for a man — the team’s quarterback and on-field leader — with a disgraceful … Continue reading Super Bowl Round-Up

Feminism & Veganism

Below is an excerpt of an article originally posted at For the Birds Feminist Collective. I’ve been a vegan for the last five years.  I have always intuitively connected not using animal derived products to my feminist politics, but only recently was asked to articulate this relationship for a symposium at at local college.  Once I dedicated time, thought, and research to the topic I … Continue reading Feminism & Veganism

Democracy Now: Live From the Egyptian Revolution

Here’s an excerpt of a powerful account of the revolution in Egypt from the senior producer of Democracy Now, Sharif Abdel Kouddous: At one point, a rumor spread through Tahrir Square that Mubarak had fled the country. A massive cheer rippled through the crowd. People began jumping up and down in joy. One man wept uncontrollably. When it turned out not to be true, the … Continue reading Democracy Now: Live From the Egyptian Revolution

Petition to Pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar

Please consider signing this petition at Change.org calling on Governor Kasich of Ohio to pardon Williams-Bolar for unfair sentencing. I was infuriated yesterday when I visited The Boyce Blog (via Racialicious’s daily link roundup) to learn about a black woman in Ohio, Kelley Williams-Bolar, who is being sent to jail for sending her children to the wrong school district.  Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse writes, … Continue reading Petition to Pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar

EVENT: Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days

Fellow Sarah Lawrence Women’s History student Alexandria Lust has co-curated an upcoming art show at the Brecht Forum, located at 451 West Street in Manhattan.  Here’s the release: Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days An Exhibition Celebrating Black Female Expression Co-Curated by Lehna Huie and Alexandria Lust in association with the Brecht Forum Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6:00 – 11:00 pm …Exhibition Running From … Continue reading EVENT: Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

Here’s a roundup of some articles and blogs today that articulate the legacy of King and what his life and activism mean today. Jay Smooth, “Ten OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said” MLK in 2011: Tim Wise, Barbara Ransby, and Michelle Chen by Kai Wright in ColorLines. MLK Day and Arizona Evoke Memories of Selma by Father Paul Mayer in Huffington Post. MLK Morning Roundup: … Continue reading Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

Sarah Palin’s “Blood Libel” Comments

Via NYT’s Caucus Blog: In her seven-and-a-half minute video, Ms. Palin said that “journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.” The term blood libel is generally used to mean the false accusation that Jews murder Christian children to use their blood in religious rituals, in particular … Continue reading Sarah Palin’s “Blood Libel” Comments

Women’s History Sources

We got a tip from friend of R/V, Kate Angell, about this great collaborative blog focused on primary sources.  It’s called Women’s History Sources: Women’s History Sources is a collaborative blog that serves as a current awareness tool for anyone who is interested in primary sources at archives, historic sites and museums, and libraries. Some of the types of sources that the blog covers: New … Continue reading Women’s History Sources