Here is a link to my interactive, digital article, “Prison Music: Containment, Escape, and the Sound of America” published in SoundingOut!, a national sound studies blog/journal in 2011. This article is a teaser for my upcoming book project of the same title.
Here is a PDF of my chapter, “Rhyme and Reason: The Making of a White Anti-Racist Rap Group” for the book, Accountability and White Anti-Racist Organizing (2010), that details the development of a rap group, AntiRacist 15, that I participated in from 2003-2010.
Here is a PDF of an article I authored, “The Ballot Box and Beyond: The (Im)Possibilities of White Antiracist Organizing,” that was published in the June 2010 issue of American Quarterly. In this article, I argue for a centering of multiracial racial justice organizing in studies of race and ethnic studies, and the stakes for white anti-racism in theory and practice. The work was drawn from my Ph.D. dissertation and current book manuscript, Organizing Race: Antiracist Activism and Multiracial Movement-Making.
I was asked last December to submit a response to the topic of the “activist academic” and “public intellectual” for a Digital Roundtable in the inaugural issue of Powerlines, a peer-reviewed, online American Studies journal based at the University of Maryland, College Park. The journal launched today and you can read and comment on my full response here.
I had the distinguished honor of representing the Sociology Department at Cal Sate University, Dominguez Hills at Preview Day 2013. I organized tabling with two Sociology students from the department, and then planned, coordinated and facilitated a Student Forum for Sociology Majors, where current Sociology students were able to talk to and with in-coming students for Fall 2013. The Forum was standing-room only and was one of the best attended workshops of the day. Thanks to all the students involved!
In the Fall of 2011, I took a Sociology class from the University of Southern California on a field trip to Occupy Los Angeles. Here is a video synopsis of the trip.
When you attend a party curated by DJ Jus Rhyme, you can expect your body and mind to move. It’s no exception with #PeoplesParty, the latest brainchild of the MTV and VH1-featured artist/activist, which has found a semi-monthly home in the Los Angeles area. More info: http://peoplespartybiz.wordpress.com