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Radical Reference presents a second evening about how community history is documented and celebrated. Archivists and activists will present parts of their collections and discuss how their work keeps the struggle alive.
Monday, April 26
451 West St (between Bank & Bethune Sts)
$6/10/15 sliding scale (no one turned away)
Details about our first Documenting Struggle.
Saturday, May 1st 2010
Brooklyn College Library
This event is free.
Please RSVP by April 9th.
Everyone involved in this except for the main speaker, Ira Shor, is in Radical Reference: Tom Dodson, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier (facilitators) and Alycia Sellie and Jonathan Cope (organizers).
Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:15AM - 4:00PM
Columbia University, Kellogg Center
15th Floor, 420 West 118th Street, New York City
$100 Early Bird
The Third Annual International Conference
Web 2.0, Social Networking, & Libraries:
How Libraries Are Exploiting Web 2.0 and Social Networking to Improve Service to Library Users and What It Means for Libraries, Library Users, and You, Including Ways to Better Serve Your Own Library Users with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Web 2.0, OPAC and Web Site Enhancements, and more
I ended up with a second copy of this reluctant New Yorker's guide to New York City and so had to decide whether the second one would go to the Barnard zine stacks or come home with me. I've decided I need it on hand for all future house guests. In addition to providing excellent food, entertainment, art, and cultural recommendations, Amanda writes cute essays about helping tourists take better photographs and subway incidents (maybe a little less cute, but still somehow cuddly).
He had always been a cruel and violent drunk, but when he dangled Lacey out of a window because she wasn't his kid, Mom ditched him. At least that's what she tells us. I'm glad to have a standard for where to draw the line on the kind of abuse to take from men. p.17
I wish my social studies teacher would verify what the old Irish guy told me and Paula about these crowded hills belonging to the Appalachian Mountains. But during the geography unit we only memorized and pierced with pushpins the map locations of natural resources and capitals in Africa, Asia and Central and South America, as if preparing for lifetimes of exile or plunder. p.127
I read a lot of autobiographies, but seldom does it occur to me to consider what a feat of memory and bravery it is to get down a rich portrait of one's life. Mary Childers does an admirable job of recalling her impoverished childhood and adolescence in the Bronx, and is pretty out there about what she endured, including her own shaming behaviors. I wonder if her telling the story in the present tense helped her with that? It kind of confused me, so I wish that even if the device helped her memory, that she'd switched it to past tense after the first draft.