100Thousand Poets for Change – September 27, 2014

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I’m excited to be part of a global poetry event on this coming Saturday. Around the globe, poets, musicians, artists will be sharing their work in the service of change. Bringing art out into the world collaboratively every hour.

Here’s information about the event I’ll be participating in:

Backyards: Poets for Local Change 2014
a free poetry reading with refreshments

Saturday September 27, 7:00pm
Frank Bette Art Center,
1601 Paru Street, Alameda.

Hosted by Jeanne Lupton. Curated and MC’d by Sharon Coleman

Wilfred Galila
Kristen Hanlon
John Isles
Sara Anika Mithra
Rafael Jesús González
Vince Storti
Harold Terezon
Joyce Young

It’s uplifting stuff to be part of a global day of sharing creative work.

Are you hosting. curating, reading, performing in an event on Saturday? If so, please post a comment about it and let us know!

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Don’t be that dude: Handy tips for the male academic

This post by Tenure, She Wrote is thought provoking to this academic. My colleague Clint Gardner, who is the Writing Center Coordinator at Salt Lake Community College posted it on the Peer Centered Facebook Page. I’m re-blogging it here for continued thought and discussion. I’d love to know what you think!

Tenure, She Wrote

There is a plethora of research on the causes of hostile environments for women in academia, and on why we have an underrepresentation of women in many fields. There are support groups for women, societies entirely devoted to women academics (broadly and field-specific), workshops for women in academia, and countless articles and blogs devoted to the topic.

These initiatives are important, but here’s the thing: gender equality has to be a collaborative venture. If men make up the majority of many departments, editorial boards, search committees, labs and conferences, then men have to be allies in the broader cause of equality, simply because they have more boots on the ground. And, as much as I wish it weren’t so, guys often tend to listen more readily to their fellow guys when it comes to issues like sexism. I’ve also found that there are a lot of guys out there…

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