Nothing was published this week outside the blog, but I filed several, including a parenting essay that I’m particularly proud of and a closely-researched piece on a coming SCOTUS case. I’m also working on some scholarship that has slowed down my journalism for a week or two.
My Pieces from the week:
- Day of Mourning – 3/1/2015. Today is the disability day of mourning. My vow is to continue to try and tell victim-centered stories and to hold other journalists accountable to the same. I will be at the Chicago gathering tonight.
- National Adjunct Walkout Day. This week had the first national adjunct walkout day. My vow here is to not cross adjunct picket lines. I want to be clear – I think formal labor action MUST be a major part of the pursuit of a living wage for all teachers. I will not cross formal picket lines. I will also do my best to support and join less formal actions as well. But seriously – organize.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates came to talk at Dominican University: He said some important things about activism.
- Christian Holy War – Next on FOX – Bill O’Reilly calls for holy war. So much more important than his exaggerated war stories.
- My daughter’s imagination is awesome – Here’s another Astounding Adventure of Space Pirate Pilot Ellie.
- #DontreHamilton – Milwaulkee Doesn’t Follow Its Own policies on officer involved shootings.
- Inspiration Porn Part 2 – Abled woman tells Disability Community to Love Inspiration Porn. I dissent.
- Inspiration Porn – Part I of II: Theory of Everything and Film Criticism.
- CALL TO ACTION – New Jersey has a great new plan for community-based care. Providers are fighting to derail it.
Thanks as always for reading and sharing!