I had the honor of co-hosting an event this past week on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 with Briona Simone Jones to help bring to the community her new anthology, Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought (The New Press, 2021). The event, titled Black Lesbian Futures featured Cheryl Clarke, Briona Simone Jones, Jewelle … Continue reading Recalling Black Lesbian Futures
Author: Shawnta Smith-Cruz
Racism is… a conjuring.
Racism is savage. True story. Just last September, a white woman tried to eat me while walking to the Metro. I was relieved to see no police, and reached for my phone, but I didn’t call for them - to whom would they have pointed their guns? Instead, I took a video. I boarded my … Continue reading Racism is… a conjuring.
Call: Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations in Librarianship
This book project will be a sampling of conversations of theory and practice as it pertains to LGBTQIA librarianship and community engagement in a post-Stonewall era. It will situate readers in conversations that build on a queer past and identify a current state of queer librarianship and community engagement. We seek LGBTQIA-identified librarians and community … Continue reading Call: Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations in Librarianship
CFP – Queer Conversations Panel
We are hoping to put together a panel for NWSA 2020 (Minneapolis, November 12-15, 2020). The inhibiting technology of scholarly publishing doesn’t allow for the development of a truly transnational feminist scholarly landscape. In our panel proposal, titled, Grabbing Tea: Conversations in Queer Academia, we propose using the concept of the “queer conversation” as an alternative … Continue reading CFP – Queer Conversations Panel