As I mentioned in class, I’ll be posting your weekly homework by the end of the day Thursday, outlining readings and assignments due the following week. Each Wednesday you will turn in a one-page typed response to these readings–some of them or all of them, or even something else you find online, whatever interests you most. Your first of these will be due 8/24.
Read “You Will be Tokenized” from Brooklyn Magazine
Read and review the numbers from Lee & Low’s 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey
In class, we’ll be preparing questions to ask at this year’s Thirsty Tome conversation with writers May-lee Chai and Garrard Conley. May-lee and Garrard will be on a panel next Friday, August 26 at 11 in the library called “Diversity in America From Experience to Page,” modified by yours truly. I would love it if you all could come, but in any case: our class will be coming up with the questions to ask them. To prep, the following:
Don’t forget to bring your one-page written response to any of the above with you to class on Wednesday. Email questions if you have them!