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Month: November 2017

Palabras for Puerto Rico #PuertoRico

I am helping to host an online fundraiser via YouCaring for Festival de la Palabra, located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Please help us reach our $5,000 goal:

The mission of Festival de la Palabra is to internationalize Puerto Rican literature through the promotion of reading and creative writing in Puerto Rico and the creation of meeting spaces between writers and readers at school, national and international levels. Since Hurricane Maria, organizers and volunteers from Festival de la Palabra (FDLP) have been engaged in relief activities supporting some of the most isolated communities and youth through the arts. FDLP’s projects are based in Loíza, Puerto Rico, a historically Afrxdescendiente area of the island.

In case you missed that part — These funds are going to support Black Diasporic Puerto Ricans. Yes, of course, this is the part of the island that is receiving the least amount of attention, the least amount of aid, and has the greatest need.


Moya Bailey’s Storify of the Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference at William & Mary.

I delivered Thursday’s keynote. P. Gabrielle Foreman delivered the closing keynote. Marcia Chatelain gave a talk on Sunday morning. Pamela Z performed.

(Moya, we missed you)

Thank you Liz Losh for organizing an epic event. Experience it (or revisit) the events here: