Day 483, July 13, 2021
Reading the Room
From Our Friends:
From the Korean American Data Bank:
On July 18, 2021, the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) will hold its bi-monthly Open Mic event via Zoom. The featured poet is Tanya Ko Hong (hyonhye), who will read from her book, The War Still Within: Poems of the Korean Diaspora. The event will take place on July 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST, live on Zoom. Admission is free. Click HERE to register.
The War Still Within: Poems of the Korean Diaspora (Kyso Flash, 2019) is dedicated to “all the women everywhere who have lost their names.” This book celebrates the courage of women to speak their truth and acknowledges the suffering of those who never could. Part historical imagining of Japan’s so-called “comfort women” during World War II, part personal claiming of the poet's own experiences with immigration and motherhood, and part exploration of identity across two languages, The War Still Within weaves together two cultures and gives voice to generations of Korean and Korean-American women.
From Asian Americans Advancing Justice:
As we state on the site, "By sharing what you experienced or witnessed, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen advocacy efforts for hate crimes response and prevention." We know that sharing these experiences can be painful, which is why we're so grateful for the brave individuals who continue to trust us with their testimonials.
If you or someone you know would like to share your experience, please visit StandAgainstHatred.org today.
From HigherEd Jobs:
by Ann E. Austin and Sandra Laursen, Ph.D.
Authors in Residence, Ann E. Austin and Sandra Laursen Ph.D., share six strategies that institutions of higher education can use in working to make faculty experiences and outcomes more equitable. Institutions of higher education must respond to these complex problems with strategic and systemic approaches. They must tackle these problems on multiple levels and lean on multiple levers for change.