Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Announcement: International Blog Against Racism Week

For 2009, IBARW will take place between July 27 to August 2.

IBARW collects links to participating posts during the week; we try to get posts from people who blog about racism all year round and from people who habitually blog about other topics. As with Rydra Wong's link spam, all posts regardless of content are linked to, so there may be fail appearing. If you discuss IBARW in your post and do not want it to be linked to, please mention it in the post and we will respect your wishes.

How to participate:

  1. Announce the week in your blog.
  2. Post about race and/or racism: in media, in life, in the news, personal experiences, writing characters of color, portrayals of race in fiction, review a book on the subject, etc. (Linking back here is highly appreciated!) The optional theme this year is "global."
  3. Let us know by bookmarking your post on Delicious with "for:ibarw," or comment with a link to your post in one of the link collecting posts.

For inspiration, here are the previous years' IBARW posts and last year's POC in SF Carnival IBARW edition. You can also check out this post or delicioused recommended reading for further resources.

Easy contributions if you don't feel up to posting:

  1. Update the Carl Brandon Society, FeministSF, or the Fanlore wiki on race in books, media, or fandom, or with the work of artists, authors, actors, or filmmakers who are people of color. Or update a wiki relevant to your own interests instead of mine.
  2. New York locals: The Diaspora of the Fantastic reading is this Thursday at BlueStockings Books in NYC, with N.K. Jemisin, author of the forthcoming The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms; Alaya Dawn Johnson, who's already got one novel out and two more on the way; and K. Tempest Bradford, who's got several shorts out in current collections, including John Joseph Adams' Federations. The readings will be followed by an hour of discussion on race in sf/f/h.

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