Trans women of color are magical, powerful, skilled and wise, yet there is still no international network for us. This network gathering will change that.
Are you a fan of TWOC? Want to help TWOC from all over come meet in ONE room?!?! Then please share and boost the fuck out of this, we’re trying to raise $16,700 in the next 43 days and need all your help!!!
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Request for participation - Black Americans' experiences with workplace incivility
I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Isenberg School of Management and also a graduate of the Teaching for Social Justice and Diversity certificate program at UMass. I am writing my dissertation on incivility in the workplace as it is experienced by Black Americans. Incivility has been defined as seemingly minor, negative comments or behaviors directed at an individual. Examples of incivility include things such as interrupting, speaking in a condescending tone, questioning one’s ability, ignoring or minimizing an individual’s contribution, etc. Such rude and discourteous behaviors at work can have detrimental effects on the individuals who are the targets. It has been suggested that incivility may, in some instances, be an indication of racism in the workplace. Yet, research on the relationship between race and incivility has been lacking.
The goal of my research is to explore the relationship between racism and workplace incivility. I am specifically interested in how Black Americans experience incivility and how these experiences may differ from the current conceptualization of workplace incivility which has been primarily focused on how White American’s identify and define these negative interactions. To better understand the nature of incivility, I will be conducting individual interviews and focus groups to hear about the actual experiences of Black Americans who have encountered these negative interactions in the workplace.
If you, or someone you know, are interested in participating in a 30- 45 minute interview or a focus group (date and time will be determined based on participant’s availability), or would simply like to learn more about the project, please send an email to: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. I am specifically hoping to interview full- or part-time working professionals. Note that this research has been approved by the Human Subjects Internal Review Board (IRB) and that all information that is collected will be completely confidential.
I hope you will consider participating and/or re-posting. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
The AMC2014 Input Survey will provide essential information for the conference planning process. This survey should only take you 20 minutes to complete and your response is kept anonymous. Next we
Hey beautiful beings!
there’s a survey from the Allied Media Conference asking for folks to give feedback, thoughts, etc on what YOU would like to see from the conference! It’s your time to talk about your needs, wants, necessities, etc. This is crucial to forming future AMCs!
can there please be some kind of online exchange where trans boys can give their old clothes to trans girls and vice versa? does that exist? if not am i allowed to start one because holy wow that would be the bomb diggety
Scholarship opportunity! Feel free to pass on to your networks:
"APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides support and community for nearly 800 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $1000 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree."
One of the ways that authors and their books get into circulation in libraries, classrooms, on the desks of book critics at the New York Times, and other useful places, is via the complex, often shrouded, world of professional arts. Part of the reason you go to a residency at MacDowell is to…
Hey, just taking a moment to plug the Authors of Color blog - moderated by some exciting new folks - including Tayari Jones (author of Silver Sparrow and Leaving Atlanta, to name a few), StrugglingtoBeHeard and So-Treu(digital feminists of black twitter and tumblr fame), and a few us other relatively nameless bloggers who write and sometimes even publish works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Our goal is to increase readership of writers of color among all races - yes white folks, you can read us too ;) ! We want to show our stories are relatable, readable, even marketable. Please continue to signal boost and follow our page so that we can show the world just how viable and important authors of color and their stories are.
If you are an author of color on tumblr and would like to submit to us or potentially even moderate, please write in. We’re always looking to be more inclusive and would love to sponsor your book or latest article.
boost =D. please show support. I’m helping to Mod the site and once classes are done we are really going to be doing some things. you can send me a message on my main blog as well if you want me to add something to our queue on authors of color!
yaaay! i am helping to mod as well, so come check us out!!!!!! *dougies*
Usually, a wellness shot consists of three main fresh ingredients:
Ginger provides upset stomach and digestive relief, warms you up, and lessens aches and pains associated with colds and flu. Ginger is a great expectorant and will help break up mucus in the lungs as well as soothe even the most painful sore throats.
Lemon boosts immunity, detoxifies the body, and provides a nice dose of food-based vitamin C.
Cayenne is potent and effectively treats fevers, poor circulation, nausea, and other digestive complaints. All you need is a dash to benefit from its medicinal properties.
Here’s how to make a basic wellness shot:
Juice ½-1 whole lemon
Juice 1-inch piece of ginger
Add a dash or two of cayenne pepper
Knock it back at the onset of a cold, or just when you feel like a little pick-me-up is in order. You’ll feel the effects fairly quickly. I like taking about three of these throughout the day when I’m feeling a bug coming on and haven’t gotten sick in a long time.
In the final weeks of the submission period for the Lambda Literary Awards, it looks like again this year, there will be just one transgender category (“Transgender Literature”) instead of 2 (fiction and non-fiction). This is because if one of the 2 categories receives fewer than 10 entries, the Lambda folks will collapse them into a single category and a single prize.
This turn of events is disappointing because for the last three years there were two categories and it looked like this category was expanding in exciting ways. My hope is that in the near future they will see fit to add a “trans poetry” category as well.
If you’re an author who has published a book in 2013 that might fit into the transgender fiction category, you have until December 1 to submit! In the past, entries in this field have been novels, books of short stories, poetry, graphic novels/comic books, young adult books and children’s books—it’s a very flexible category, and it is up to the submitter to “opt-in” to it.
I suspect that there are lots more trans books out there that should be submitted to the Lambdas, but perhaps folks don’t know about the award, or don’t think they qualify. Help us get the word out so we can maintain this category and continue the conversation about transgender literature!
If the category exists, five titles will be chosen as finalists. Even being a Lambda Literary Award finalist is a huge opportunity for your book. You’ll be invited to participate in the finalist readings all over the US this spring, and your book will get exposure to audiences that might never have heard about it otherwise. As of last year, each finalist is also given one free ticket to the Lambda Literary Awards in June in NYC, which by itself is a $100 value. Authors submitting to this category this year will have a very good chance at being a finalist.
MIT is offering free online courses in many topics that might be of interest to followers of this blog!
I know many of us can’t afford the kind of tuition that these institutions charge. Luckily, MIT is offering older courses for free to people interested in learning on their own time.
These classes can be taken at their own pace, or you can just peruse them for articles and texts of interest to you. Self-directed learning can be very gratifying, and you can do the assignments if you wish.
You’ll see that you can narrow down these topics by sub-topic and specialty:
Then, scroll down to see your results:
When you click on a course, a window will pop up, and you can select “View Course”:
This will take you to the course, where you can browse the syllabus, required texts, readings, assignments, and more!
Important: Although main texts for the course may need to be purchased, it is worthwhile to search Google Books for them, and check to see if some of the assigned readings are available in the preview sections of the ebook. (Many instructors advise students to do this in the beginning of classes!)
Moreover, MANY OF THE ASSIGNED READINGS HAVE EMBEDDED LINKS TO PDFS OF THE READING ASSIGNMENTS. They are included, and will NOT need to be purchased.
Of course these classes are “As taught in 2010” or otherwise a few years “out of date”, but it’s very unlikely that the class structure or materials will have changed much.
They have many Math and Science courses as well as Humanities, History, and Social Sciences.
You also have the option to browse only Video/Audio Presentations, Lecture Notes, classes with Online Textbooks, or Interactive Simulations.
Free access to online college classes!!!
this is absolutely the most amazing thing ever, thank you so much!
It’s not just MIT that’s doing this. Multiple universities like it are doing this and you can find all the courses you can take at https://www.edx.org/