BOOK RELEASE PARTY MARCH 24th AT NYU!
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Love, Race, and Liberation Curriculum Guide , Edited by JLove Calderon and Marcella Runell Hall and Featuring Peggy McIntosh, Tim Wise, Suheir Hammad, Talib Kweli, Esther Armah, Pedro Noguera, Sofia Quintero, Sonia Sanchez and many more!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing new Social Justice book!
“Love, Race and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done”
NEW YORK, NY- Groundbreaking new book co-edited by JLove Calderón and Marcella Runell Hall with writers Piper Anderson, Tanesha Barnes, Andrea Dre Domingue, and Samantha Shapses Wertheim will be released on March 24, 2010. Love, Race, and Liberation also features Love Letters for Liberation by Khalil Almustafa, Esther Armah, Hector Calderón, Richard Chavolla, Suheir Hammad, Ariel Luckey, Barbara Love, Peggy McIntosh, Pedro Noguera, Sofia Quintero, and Tim Wise and includes exclusive interviews from Danny Hoch, Talib Kweli and his father Dr. Perry Greene, M1 from Dead Prez, Sonia Sanchez, and MC Serch.
Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University describes the book by saying “Love, Race & Liberation is a grand tribute to the love of freedom and the courage to struggle for justice. Don’t miss it!” “These political times call for new pathways and visions for supporting personal and collective empowerment for social justice. Love, Race and Liberation provides a hands-on and inspiring curriculum for use in classrooms and community settings. This promises to be a critical and practical resource for youth leaders, anti-racist educators, teachers, dialogue practitioners, and community activists interested in bridging racial divides through education, sustained dialogue and action,”
Ximena Zúñiga, Associate Professor of Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge 2010) and co-author of Intergroup Dialogue: Meaningful Learning for Social Justice (Jossey Bass 2007).
About the curriculum guide: The title of this guide gives a nod to one of the greatest poets of the Twentieth Century. ‘Til the White Day is Done is a line from the 1926 poem Dream Variations by Langston Hughes. In the daytime universe of the poem the narrator dreams of flinging his arms wide in the face of the sun—an act of protest and resistance, of joy and celebration. ‘Til the White Day Is Done represents a commitment to end oppression in all forms- to eliminate the current “White Day.” White people are the world’s minority, yet white supremacy and racism are the scaffolding on which the American political and socioeconomic systems are built. This book adds the new millennium piece of making sure the important elements of love and liberation are included in all conversations about race. This book was conceived by educator-activists JLove Calderón and Marcella Runell Hall in an effort to put action steps behind anti-racist rhetoric, in a move toward being truly and unapologetically pro-liberation–for everyone.
Within the pages you will find love letters written to educators by some of the leading voices on contemporary issues of race and racism. There are also over twenty lesson plans, which range from the social construction of race, to the racialization of social media, to the prison industrial complex. This book is meant to catapult us to action, prompt dialogue, stimulate our minds and hearts, and provide educators with profound yet practical tools for creating social justice.
Book Release Wine & Cheese Reception will be held on March 24, 2010, 6-8 PM. Books will be available for sale. RSVP at www.cmep.nyu.edu/bookrelease.html.
About the writers:
Piper Anderson is a community artist and educator whose performances and workshops have been used to catalyze action amongst audiences nationally.
Tanesha Barnes oversees campus-wide cultural and social justice programs at NYU and facilitates various social justice and diversity workshops.
Andrea Dre Domingue is an educator, writer, and consultant who specializes in social justice education and college student leadership development.
Samantha Shapses Wertheim is an educator and trainer committed to engaging students in social justice.
About the editors:
As an author, activist, and Certified Empowerment Facilitator, JLove Calderón has worked passionately on social justice, race, and gender issues for over 15 years. She has authored three books: We Got Issues! (New World Library, 2006) with Rha Goddess; That White Girl (Atria, 2007) that has been optioned for film; and Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change(2008) with Marcella Runell Hall, E-Fierce and Black Artemis. As an activist and personal life coach, JLove has helped create practical models for living designed to empower people of all backgrounds. Her knowledge is informed by her years of working as a counselor in teen shelters, as well as teaching at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice for over a decade. Her current projects include producing progressive film, TV, books, and educational materials that inspire new dialogue and action on behalf of peace and social justice for all. JLove graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Africana Studies and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Long Island University. For more information, please visit www.jlovecalderon.com
Marcella Runell Hall is currently completing her doctoral studies in
the Social Justice Education Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her dissertation is entitled: Education in a Hip-Hop Nation: Identity, Politics and
Pedagogy. Marcella has worked as a freelance writer for the New York Times Learning Network and VIBE magazine. Marcella regularly presents her work at national conferences, colleges and universities and community-based events. Marcella co-edited two books, The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook (2007) with Martha Diaz and Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change (2008) with JLove, E-Fierce and Black Artemis. Additionally she has written many essays and articles, as well as a literacy book entitled Ten Most Influential Hip-Hop Artists (Scholastic 2008). She have received many awards for teaching and writing about social justice and diversity including the prestigious American Association of Colleges & University’s K. Patricia Cross Future Scholar Award and as well as a Racial Unity Citation from the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office. For more information please visit: www.marcellarhall.com
If you would like more information about the book including media requests please contact Bindi Patel at 212-998-4316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.