c/p'd from ladyjax:
PoC in SF/F Carnival Special Edition:
Interrogating the Text, De-Colonizing the Mind: An Intra-PoC Dialogue
This special edition of the PoC in SF/F carnival is once again dedicated to intra-PoC dialogue.
Separated by time and distance, joined by personal experience and on/offline interaction, our lives together are not always a bed of roses.
In the wake of recent events, what's next on the horizon for intra-PoC relations in the wake of recent events? How do I/You/Me/We go about creating those places where our own efforts shine while at the same time work through those things that divide us?
Contributors are invited to engage the theme as they choose. It's a jumping off point but not necessarily a cliff.
Caveat: Since People of Color (PoC) is not necessarily a universally used term, especially by fans living outside of the US, I encourage those who have other ways of defining themselves (for example, non-white, fen of pigment, chromatic) to step up and participate.
Feel free to post this notice far and wide.
Send your links to: ladyj dot 965 at gmail dot com
Deadline for submission: March 27, 2009
Location: boom_tube (aka ladyjax's other not so used LiveJournal)
(big thanks to Willow for encouraging this latest intra-PoC dialogue to become a special edition of the Carnival).
This month's theme focuses on the role PoC characters have in the products of our fandom -- as accessories, as absences, and as convenient plot devices. This issue of absence is particularly important -- what does it do to fic to have the "real" experiences of PoC constantly referred to but never there? What does it mean that series like Xmen or HP draw on specific histories of race and violence, but do this without themselves referring to racism or anti-Semitism in text? Here, we're focusing will be on science-fiction and fantasy, speculative fiction, and other types of mediated imagery, including webcomics and movies.
I know you want to write something! Send your slinky linkies to mvelazqu AT umd DOT edu by 2/27/09, or post them here:
Since the 4th, writers for ibarw have been writing about race and ethnicity. Since the 9th, the Carnival of Women of Color and Beauty has gone live. Behind the cut, I've placed pictures and links to pieces drawn from these sources, as well as otherwhere.
The theme of ibarw has been intersectionality. I am fully a woman. I am fully a black. I am fully a person. In me they are inseparable. I believe that those who demand I choose are no more respectful of their humanity than they are of mine.
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