An open letter to our community from the English Graduate Student Association at the University of South Florida-Tampa:
“Our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity” — bell hooks
No more. Daily, we hear the cries of outrage against the murders of Black people by police officers. No more. This historic moment redefines how we conduct ourselves as humans, as a nation, and for us, as graduate students and instructors. The USF-Tampa English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) supports the justified global protests to bring our communities together to create permanent, structural change to USF and institutions — educational, juridical, political, and economic — across the United States. Tony McDade, George Floyd, Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, and Trayvon Martin are but a few in a centuries-long list of names who have been taken from their families by state sanctioned and state funded violence. No more.
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Jaquira Díaz, an MFA alumna and prolific author, was featured on the cover of Time Magazine along with 11 others speaking out about racial and ethnic justice in America.
Her article is a gripping tale of how she, a gay, black, Latina immigrant navigates her identity and negotiates the risks married to her intersectionality — https://time.com/5859204/america-in-crisis/
Congratulations once again to Jaquira!
#GoBulls #USFEGSA #WriteOn
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Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Rescheduled for Thursday September 17th, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Diversity and Inclusion Workshop has been rescheduled for Thursday September 17th, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. If you haven’t had the opportunity to sign up for it yet, please do so on the D&I Workshop Sign-up sheet.
With that said, the EGSA D&I committee wants to hear from you! They are putting together various workshops for this Fall semester and to ensure that they get optimum participation, they want to know what time slots works best for your schedule.
Please take a moment to fill out this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjieAPOnwOB8zZNG-N2D8KDfeBc7ZCCWrFGsP_L_o0-lDKbA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Zabrina and Will
Workshop Sign Up: Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
For those interested, we’re holding our first Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Thursday September 10th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. You can sign up here: Sign-up Sheet
To ensure we’re providing meaningful and quality discussion, we are capping the session at 20 participants. However, if more are interested in attending, please use the same sign-up sheet and we will contact you with information regarding a second session.
Stay connected with us with our Google calendar, which includes all meetings and events!
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