Monthly Archives: November 2011

REMEMBERING REENA VIRK: VIDEO ROUNTABLE + REVIEW OF “REENA VIRK: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON A CANADIAN MURDER”

Reena Virk: Critical Perspectives on a Canadian Murder Edited by Mythili Rajiva and Sheila Batacharya Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos One Brown girl. Two killers with white privilege. Seven attackers. Twenty onlookers. This is the Reena Virk case. November 14, … Continue reading

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MOHWAK POET JANET MARIE ROGERS READS FROM HER NEW BOOK “UNEARTHED”

Janet Marie Rogers is a sweetheart! I remembering reviewing her CD Firewater last year, and interviewing her, as great experiences. Meeting her for the taping below were even greater!   Reading her book Unearthed blew me away. Janet is chill, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MOHAWK POET JANET MARIE ROGERS

Janet Marie Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations band in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. … Continue reading

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UNEARTHED

Unearthed By Janet Marie Rogers Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Amazing! If I could get away with a one-word review the above would be it. But let’s go a little deeper. My first introduction to Roger’s work was last year … Continue reading

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D’BI.YOUNG ANITAFRIKA TALKS + PERFORMS THE SANKOFA TRILOGY

Interviewing d’bi.young anitafrika was an amazing experience.   We’d met before at a workshop I did with her at International Women’s Day 2008. I remember being impressed with how she conducted the group and with her performance at the end … Continue reading

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CHATTING UP UNIVERSITY CLASSES

Chatting Up University Classes By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I’ve got another speaking gig in 3 hours.  It’s my second speaking gig in two days.  Tonight is the Black Feminist Theory course at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at … Continue reading

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