Archive for February, 2008

Black Feminism Anthology – France

En Français, Global Sisterhood

1st anthology of Black Feminist Thought ever published in France.   “Why is there no equivalent to the black feminist movement in France, an ex-colonial power? These texts, by their vitality and their perspicacity, invite us to raise this question and to rethink the pretence of republican universalism–the blind spot of French feminism.” Book Announcement, […]

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Upcoming in Skyeview – Paris, France

Travelogues

(Photos from Colaba Causeway in Mumbai, India) My Paris social committments with the sistahs will be anything but “For Gents Only”. Absolument! —————————————— No paparazzi please! Stay tuned for news and photos from my mistress Paris.

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Dispatch #14 – Bombay, India

Dispatches

The One (photograph) That Got Away I regret not being able to take the photograph of an Air France Bombay airport employee I met for the first time in 2006 and again on this trip. As I was moving through the departure gate for my Paris flight I heard a male voice behind me say, […]

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Race, Sex, Power: New Movements in Black and Latina/o Sexualities

Events

I read with interest the following announcement. Passing it on. ———————————- CALL FOR REGISTRATION Race, Sex, Power: New Movements in Black and Latina/o Sexualities April 11-12, 2008 Chicago, Illinois http://condor.depaul.edu/~rsp2008/info.html Registration is now open!!! Faculty from nine universities and colleges will hold the largest ever conference on black and Latina/o sexuality on April 11-12 at […]

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Travelogue – Bombay, India

Travelogues

Gender Notions-Between A Rock And A Hard Place The plight of women and girls in India can only be described as between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand women from middle class and affluent backgrounds are encouraged to pursue their ambitions without regard to their gender. Women can be found amongst […]

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Oleander Circle

Global Sisterhood

Check out Oleander Circle, a new group of writers and lesbian artists from Trinidad & Tobago. Download project-oleander.pdf for more details.

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Dispatch #13 – Greetings from Pune, India

Dispatches

Sadly two bystanders were killed in the riot and there has been a mass exodus of over 10,000 North Indian migrant workers attempting to avoid the violence. It’s all political muckary and foolishiness. Westerners might be confounded by how Indians accept these types of events as being typical of the political environment and if possible won’t […]

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Dispatch #12.5 – India

Dispatches

It Isn’t Bollywood But It Sure Is Drama! On the eve of my departure from New Delhi to Pune via Mumbai (Bombay) I received this rather alarming email message informing me of the unrest in my next two destinations. The flight to Mumbai didn’t concern me so much as the 4-hour coach ride onward to […]

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Dispatch #12 – New Delhi, India

Dispatches

“Very Welcome Delhi” I arrived in New Delhi during Basant Panchami the puja and festival time honoring the Hindu deity Saraswati. In the sacred text of the Rig Veda she represents a river and the deity presiding over it. Saraswati is also identified with Vaach (speech), perfect speech that denotes intelligence. An apropos greetings being […]

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Monterrey, Mexico

Travelogues

I’m ambivalent about the places I’ve visited in Mexico largely in part because I have traveled there for business not leisure. From the moment I board my connecting flight in Dallas/Fort Worth and notice the flight is nearly full with American white male and Mexican male subcontractors and multinational workers I brace myself.  On a […]

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