The original crew of the Enterprise were my best friends and role models while I was growing up. Everyday during elementary school I would rush home to watch. I now have a hard time watching Kirk, but Spock remains an icon. I am still taken by the camraderie across supposed difference which all subsequent Star Trek series have continued to emulate.
Am I surprised by George Takei’s widening corridor”? No. It makes such sense, especially the way he explains it – tying his own life experiences (including internment as a child) with contemporary media and political life. An overlapping story highlights Takei On Politics, Being Different And Social Activism.
via Eric, socialjustice listserv

Resources re Hurricane Katrina

Sent by Taryn to the social justice listserv:
This guide by the New York Collective of Radical Educators has an excellent analysis and link to resources/examples on the social justice issues related to Hurricane Katrina. Margery is one of the trainers with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.”