Human Rights Watch has produced a series of videos to familiarize immigrants in the US of their rights in interactions with ICE: https://www.wehaverights.us/
With reports that sweeping raids may be scheduled for this weekend, now is a good time to point any immigrants you know to this info.
gwendolyn brooks + puppetry + soul music
The Poetry Foundation released this video by Manuel Cinema celebrating Brooks's "We Real Cool" with paper-cut puppetry & jazz-soul from Jamila & Ayanna Woods. A fun watch & I wish more poems got this red carpet treatment: https://youtube.com/watch?v=0USvSvhue70
Honestly kinda stunned I've never seen such a simple write up of "how to visit archives" before but this is great so hey here ya go https://tinysubversions.com/notes/library-archive-tourism/
discussion of sexual harassment in library and code spaces 2/
A listserv email is also NOT an improper place to submit petitions related to libraries-wide concerns. Including sexual harassment.
(I know nothing about this particular petition/poster but I'm in the I do "have some concerns" group of women re: it. but it's not improper that it exist there)
That moment when I have so much on my plate but honestly just want to watch more old videos of Fifi Abdo. https://youtu.be/TU5oCaslPKU
I currently work and live in central Missouri, where there's a lot of flooding; most of the locals say it hasn't been this bad since 1993.
PBS has a list of resources at https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-to-help-those-affected-by-the-midwest-flooding, and I'm looking to see if Mutual Aid Disaster Relief has any operations out here.
If anyone's interested in helping me out, or can point me in a good direction, please drop me a line.
Day 2 of our #Mozilla / #LibraryCarpentry global sprint.
I am working on a document about "Decentralisation for the information industries", if you want to have a look and contribute / give feedback ! 😊 -> https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/zX552vd5pmWHKO-+QI26HP6g/
Personal stuff: dust-ups with the ex-spouse. Will probably delete later.
I recently have signed a seller's agreement on a house. Hooray for me!
When I informed my ex-spouse of this and that I would have keys and corrected information for him shortly, he informed me of why he thought it was a mistake (2 blocks from public housing, which is mixed around our city), and said, "If anything happens to our child in that house, you're dead to me."
Academic double standards from the old guard and my whining about it
My teaching partner: No, I totally won't apologize for hounding our best student, who was a woman and non-traditional, from our course.
Also my teaching partner: So you know our male bro-type student, who didn't do any of the online discussion and who handed in a profoundly unprofessional submission for his final project? Is there any way he could make that missed discussion up with you?
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