A few years back I was invited to a conversation about race, spirituality, disability and sexuality. I was excited: “Yeah, let’s go there!” I thought.
So there I sat, waiting for the forum to [...]
By Julie Quiroz|Aug 26, 2014|
This past July I went to Netroots where I was honored to attend powerful sessions like “The Resurgence of Black Feminism” and “Ain’t I an Organizer? How Women of Color are the Future [...]
By Julie Quiroz|Jun 30, 2014|
Last week I went to Voices of Our Nation, the week long program for emerging writers of color that co-founder Junot Díaz wrote about in his New Yorker article “MFA v. POC.”
A former [...]
By Aya de Leon|May 28, 2014|
We lost a phenomenal writer in Maya Angelou. While many will remember her as an inspirational poet, I will always recall her as a groundbreaking memoirist. She was the first writer whose multi-volume autobiography gave [...]
By Julie Quiroz|May 7, 2014|
Sometimes it’s best to get the stupid questions out right away. So it was, nine months ago, when I sat down for my first MSC blog development meeting.
“What is a blog?” I asked.
By Martin Espada|Apr 14, 2014|This is the year that squatters evict landlords, gazing like admirals from the rail of the roofdeck or levitating hands in praise of steam in the shower; this is the year that shawled refugees deport judges, who stare at the floor and their swollen feet as files are stamped with their destination;