Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Aug 30
jennafreedman:

Disorientation Guide: Columbia 2014 by a coalition of student groups
I’ll add this to the Barnard Zine Library ASAP, since it makes an excellent reference for life and politics at Barnumbia, as the authors refer to Barnard and Columbia. These highlights from the table of contents say it all:
Da CoreColumbia: a Brief (Colonialist) HistoryUp Against the Wall, Motherfucker! The Columbia Student Strike of 1968Smiles and Lies: Tips for Dealing with Your AdministrationColumbia, Capitalism and YouBusiness as Usual: the Prison Industrial Complex and ColumbiaManhattanville Rises: Gentrification and ColumbiaRed Tape Won’t Cover up Rape: Sexual Assault and ColumbiaWomanhood and Women’s Colleges: the Trans* Reality at BarnardOn “Leaning In” and Corporate FeminismAdvice for First Years: Words of Wisdom from Proud ColorsThis dis guide is the product of a collaboration between political groups focusing on socialism, environmentalism, race, gender, labor, justice in Palestine, etc. The authors are aware of their Ivy privilege and address it in the introduction:

Being a dissenting student is a compromising position. While you are here protesting for humane treatment of workers on campus, you are still benefitting from Columbia’s abusive employment of that labor. … For many of us, however, this dissonance is a place from which to exercise our privilege to undo the systems that we object to, including the ones responsible for our privilege. It is better that we struggle for what is good, at the risk of being called hypocrites, than by supporting the far deeper hypocrisies that institutions like Columbia engage in everyday.

You can get a copy at any of the group’s events, listed on their Facebook page. They shared a digital master with me, so I can also get you a copy. 
Finished 8/30

jennafreedman:

Disorientation Guide: Columbia 2014 by a coalition of student groups

I’ll add this to the Barnard Zine Library ASAP, since it makes an excellent reference for life and politics at Barnumbia, as the authors refer to Barnard and Columbia. These highlights from the table of contents say it all:

Da Core
Columbia: a Brief (Colonialist) History
Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker! The Columbia Student Strike of 1968
Smiles and Lies: Tips for Dealing with Your Administration
Columbia, Capitalism and You
Business as Usual: the Prison Industrial Complex and Columbia
Manhattanville Rises: Gentrification and Columbia
Red Tape Won’t Cover up Rape: Sexual Assault and Columbia
Womanhood and Women’s Colleges: the Trans* Reality at Barnard
On “Leaning In” and Corporate Feminism
Advice for First Years: Words of Wisdom from Proud Colors

This dis guide is the product of a collaboration between political groups focusing on socialism, environmentalism, race, gender, labor, justice in Palestine, etc. The authors are aware of their Ivy privilege and address it in the introduction:

Being a dissenting student is a compromising position. While you are here protesting for humane treatment of workers on campus, you are still benefitting from Columbia’s abusive employment of that labor. … For many of us, however, this dissonance is a place from which to exercise our privilege to undo the systems that we object to, including the ones responsible for our privilege. It is better that we struggle for what is good, at the risk of being called hypocrites, than by supporting the far deeper hypocrisies that institutions like Columbia engage in everyday.

You can get a copy at any of the group’s events, listed on their Facebook page. They shared a digital master with me, so I can also get you a copy. 

Finished 8/30


gradientlair:

christel-thoughts:

When you see me show me your bachelors, show me your masters. That’s the best thing you can do for me, as my fan.

YAAAAASS NICKI. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS

i haven’t found the source video yet.

I love the way Nicki encourages people with education. I’ve seen her ask about report cards on Twitter and tell young people to bring their C’s up to B’s and B’s up to A’s. And this quote is too awesome. ❤

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gojikas:

Hi! I made this little guide thing because I’ve noticed throughout high school and college that students, including myself, with disabilities often have trouble with teachers that use PowerPoints. Many people do not know how to make an accessible PowerPoint.

Having an accessible PowerPoint benefits everyone! Not to mention, it is a right protected by (Federal and State) law that people with disabilities have accessibility to electronic documents. So please, after reading this little guide, I HIGHLY encourage you to do some research on how to make electronic documents accessible (especially if you are a teacher or college student). Accessible documents do not only apply to PowerPoint, but Word, Excel, and a countless number of other programs.

I want to mention one thing though: I broke a big rule that I didn’t include on my little guide. Try to keep eight or less lines of text per slide. Each line should have less than ten words. I broke this rule because Tumblr allows only 10 photos for photosets, so I couldn’t break the text up anymore. I’m really sorry. :(  Also, this is not a be-all and end-all guide! I seriously encourage you to look into making any and all documents more accessible (go on YouTube, there is a ton of great tutorials).

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Aug 21
librairiedrawnandquarterly:

Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 - Ed Piskor (2014)

librairiedrawnandquarterly:

Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 - Ed Piskor (2014)


Aug 20
postracialcomments:

browngirlblues:

jestern2yx:

Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
-Rodney Jackson

Holy shit I never knew that about the Rhodes Scholarship

take note

postracialcomments:

browngirlblues:

jestern2yx:

Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.

-Rodney Jackson

Holy shit I never knew that about the Rhodes Scholarship

take note

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