Quick reminder that our next session will be on Tuesday, February 15, from 2-3pm EST. The new day/time snuck up on me! Please register here if you’d like to come, and join our discord space if you want to chat about it asynchronously.
We’ll talk about the nature of work in the academy—especially care work, precarity, and racial and gender inequity. Please join me in reading/listening to these two texts:
Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Fobazi Ettarh. Not just for librarians! An excellent consideration of the risk that people in mission-driven work experience when it becomes impossible to critique their workplace or labor conditions.
We Don’t Have the Same Job, from the Hear to Slay podcast. In this episode (available here courtesy of Luminary), hosts Tressie McMillan Cottom and Roxane Gay speak with Patricia Matthew, editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure.
More announcements coming soon (um, as you can probably tell from the new title of this newsletter…)!