Monday, March 1, 2010

Little Lov'n Monday

Little Lov'n Monday is a day we celebrate the work of fellow bloggers and other sites of note. Between now and Wednesday, post a link to anything you think deserves a little lov'n. Leave a link. Make 2010 the year you commit to read and comment. Your goal: Read and comment to 5 blogs this week.

Give a little lovin'. This week's links:

Women's History Month at Rhapsody In Books
In 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the celebration to the entire month of March. Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution has been approved every year with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

Corn Women of East LA: 13 years..
Actually, they're working on a month-long salute to women's herstory because...because...well, simply because one day of Viva La Mujer just isn't enough for them. These are corn women, afterall, officially known as Mujeres de Maiz, and the corn women of East LA don't mess around. For starters, they've been organizing art events for the past 13 years.

Testing the Ice at Bottom of Heaven
I am letting go of the notion that my daughter will learn what’s important simply by our proximity to drum circles, gospel choirs, and MLK posters. Instead I’m going to keep the very first step of Dr. Tatum’s advice in mind: “Don’t be afraid to bring it up.

Culture Is Our Weapon at Reading In Color
Culture is Our Weapon is a chronicle of AfroReggae's history and it's impact on Brazil, specifically the favelas (a shantytown) in Rio. The book explains the differences between the asfalto and the favelas and how the government and police are failing the people who live in favelas (moradores).

Sunday Scribblings: Big Dreams at Surface Tension
Like passing a car wreck on the highway. You’ll pass slow, just in case you see blood or something.

Pawan Shiha on how brains learn to see at TED.COM
At Pawan Sinha's MIT lab, he and his team spend their days trying to understand how the brain learns to recognize and use the patterns and scenes we see around us. To do this, they often use computers to model the processes of the human brain, but they also study human subjects, some of whom are seeing the world for the very first time and can tell them about the experience as it happens.

Sins of the Mother at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Nicole Beharie plays Shay with just the right mix of anger and hope, independence and longing. Shay is almost unlikable in her anger at the world and her mother. It's going to take a lot for any reconciliation to happen. Forgiveness is needed; not for Nona, but for Shay to have a full, healthy life. In a way, Shay has never left her childhood behind...

2 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I have posted links to annotated lists of books featuring strong girls and women (many of these are multicultural books as well) in honor of Women's History Month, here: http://bit.ly/d5ifqw

susan said...

Thanks Jill,

I linked to your post early this morning at Color Online and Facebook.