I’m not sure if November 27 is Shirley Chisholm Day every year (it was in 2012), but any day is a great day to celebrate Shirley Chishom! From Wikipedia, Shirley Chisholm: was an American politician, educator, and author.[1] In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress,[2] and she represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party‘s presidential nomination.[2] In 2015, Chisholm was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. […]  worked to expand the food stampRead More →

See the announcement: https://www.smore.com/wxtud-acuril-s-socialmediathon-2017 and below. We hope you can join us for this, in between the Caribbean Digital symposium! ACURIL’s SOCIAL MEDIATHON 2017 ACURIL DISASTER RELIEF CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS IN THE CARIBBEAN We extend our thoughts and prayers to all ACURILEANS who have been affected by Hurricanes Irma & Maria. I am encouraging all our members and supporters to contribute generously to the ACURIL’s SocialMediaThon. Your kind donations will go towards helping those affected to recover and rebuild their libraries, archives and museums. Let’s all join the campaignand make a difference in some meaningful way. We thank you for your kind support.Read More →

The Alachua County Labor Coalition (ACLC) is a group of individuals, unions, and worker-friendly organizations committed to the rights of working people, their families, and communities. Current projects include a Living Wage Campaign for Alachua County and Just Health Care Committee, organizing on the national level for a single payer health plan and on the local level to demand Florida lawmakers accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. See all events and details on the ACLC Facebook Events page! Nov. 14, 5:30pm, Just Healthcare meeting, at the ACLC office Nov. 14, 4:45pm: Know Your Rights as a Santa Fe Worker! Building P at Santa Fe College Gainesville Nov. 16, 4pm: UFRead More →

From the Facebook event page: One Year is Enough! Organizing a Socialist Resistance to Trump Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6-8pm, at the Civic Media Center (CMC) In the year since Trump’s election, his regime has rolled out a racist travel ban; unleashed ICE’s fury on immigrants; expelled trans people from the military; and left millions to languish in Puerto Rico. He has cheered murderous fascists and emboldened killer cops. And his allies in Congress and the courts have come after our healthcare; our reproductive and labor rights; our environmental protections; and the last shreds of our social safety net. In response of these crimes, we needRead More →

The CFP and information on past conferences, ImageTexT, and other resources are on the main comics page: http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/cfps/2018_cfp.shtml and the CFP is copied below for ease. This will be a great conference! 2018 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels “ImageTech” On April 6th-8th, 2018, UF will be hosting its 15th annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality” in Gainesville, Florida. Call For Papers The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 6 through Sunday,Read More →

We are all super excited about this fantastic new position! Please consider applying to come work with us! This will be a community-engaged and action-packed role. Please join us! http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505278/assistantassociate-professor-in-museum-studies Assistant/Associate Professor in Museum Studies Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018 The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 2018. The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach aRead More →

Please join me this Thursday, November 9, for Harn Museum Nights! Students from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s (SPOHP) internship seminar will be performing a dramatic reading of oral history narratives from the historic National Women’s March on Washington. This play-in-progress is written by UF Students and UF Arts in Medicine faculty Jeffrey Pufahl, who is a Creative Campus Scholar in Residence at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program this academic year. “Voices from the March,” is meant to be a collaborative event, and audience members will have the opportunity to offer insights and ideas on the  development of this production. The performance begins Thursday, November 9 atRead More →

This is from the PCAACA website: https://pcaaca.org/douglas-noverr-grant-collection-enhancement The Douglas A. Noverr Grant for Collection Enhancement for Institutions to Build Popular Culture and American Culture Research Collections  This grant is open to both international and United States institutions, and can be for up to $7,500 US. Applicants should complete the application process and submit the form below for review by Endowment Director Michael Marsden, no later than December 1, 2017. Please note that applicants may apply for only one PCA/ACA grant in any given year. Please note that individuals may apply for only one grant per cycle. Those applying for more than one will be disqualified. All applicationsRead More →

Imagining Climate Change: Science and Humanities in Dialogue presents “The Contexts of Climate Change: Glaciers, Nuclear Power & Documentary Film in Europe” Helen Hughes, University of Surrey November 6–7, 2017 The Wooly, 20 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL Peak (Germany, 2011), directed by Hannes Lang Screening of the film & discussion November 6, 6:00 PM Under Control (Germany, 2011), directed by Volker Sattel Screening of the film & discussion November 7, 6:00 PM …………………… About the Films Peak (Germany, 2011, 86 mins.) Skiing! One of the most popular leisure activities in the winter: perfect powder snow, sound, mountains, fresh air and après ski. Over the course of one yearRead More →

ACURIL 2018 REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA will take place 3-7 June in Santo Domingo The ACURIL 2018 Conference will be devoted to OPEN ACCESS. ACURIL joins the International Open Access Week this year and it is pleased to announce the Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops. Key Dates: Submission of Abstracts : December 30, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2018 Final paper due: April 30, 2018 Invitation from Kumaree Ramtahal, ACURIL President 2017-2018 Greetings to all Information Professionals, Exhibitors and Friends, As we celebrate the global event of Open Access Week from October 23 – 29, 2017, I bring warm greetings to you as President of the Association ofRead More →