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Language of the Border

I. Growing up young, Filipina, and undocumented in Southern California, I naturally had a monstrous appetite for the various news feeds transcribing and sensationalizing the “crisis” of illegal immigration in America. And, because I lived so close to the U.S.–Mexico border, I was guaranteed a story every three or four… [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Janine Joseph | May 26, 2015 | 0

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VIDA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE VIDA COUNT & VIDA COUNT TEAM

VIDA will continue to develop and broaden the scope of the annual VIDA Count by also counting LGBTQI writers and writers with disabilities for 2015. This concerted effort will further deepen and complicate the conversation about imbalances from an intersectional position. This development will also enable the articulation of issues… [Read More]

Press Release | by | May 23, 2015 | 0

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Spotlight On! Wordgathering

Wordgathering brings to the forefront writing which deconstructs a socially manipulated understanding of disabled bodies and provides the theoretical grounding representing how, with such stealth, the medical gaze has dominated understandings of “valuable” bodies in literature and society.

Spotlight On! | by Sheila McMullin | May 9, 2015 | 12

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The Future of Afghan Women With Marzia Basel and Jamila Afghani

May 31, 2015 at 7:00pm | 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 | Organized by Bluestockings Bookstore | More Info

Belladonna Series @ La Casa Azul Bookstore featuring Tonya M. Foster, JP Howard, Christina Olivares

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