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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Diana Carolina Sierra Becerra Abstract This 2018 report reviews the organizing model of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC), an organization based in Western Massachusetts that builds the collective power of immigrants and workers. It illustrates how the PVWC practices participatory democracy...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 414–442.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Evelyn Alsultany Abstract This essay focuses on two cases in which Muslim youth were murdered yet law enforcement refused to classify the murders as hate crimes. It examines the 2015 murders of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the 2017 murder...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... at the Combahee River near Beaufort, South Carolina, and the legacy of the Combahee River Collective, a Boston-based, black, lesbian, socialist, feminist organization famous for its analysis of interlocking oppression in the 1970s and early 1980s. With the support of INCITE Women of Color against Violence, Black...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Y. Morrison Abstract This essay describes the common concerns about the social reproduction of race found in the works of pioneering Afro-Latin American writers Maria de Fermina Reis, Irma Pedroso, Carolina Maria de Jesus and Daisy Rubiera Castillo. Each was the first African-descended woman...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Company, Ariel Capital Management, AT&T,The Sandor Family Collection, and other private collections. GLENrs REDMONDis a 2005-2006 North Carolina Arts Council Literary Award recipient and a Denny C. Plattner Award winner for Outstanding Poetry sponsored by the Appalachian Heritage journal. She has been...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 416–421.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and Kathleen Guidroz, eds. 2009. The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy through Race, Class and Gender. Durham: University of North Carolina Press. Choo, Hae Yeon, and Myra Marx Ferree. 2010. "Practicing Intersectionality in Sociological Research: A Critical Analysis of Inclusions, Interactions...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to the Connecticut town where I was born and raised, so I settle for Stop & Shop. The last time I visited South Carolina was over ten years ago, but I sometimes entertain the possibility of a future where I sit in the red dirt of Monck’s Corner and something in my stomach tells me I’m exactly where I need...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2006
... birthday celebrations were always tinged with a distinctly educational theme, but my love for pencils was bigger than any classroom. One of the earliest rituals of my life was waiting on the front steps of our small white house at 3u West Oakland Avenue, Sumter, South Carolina, for the sight of my father...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and affectivedimensions of diasporic cultural economies oflndian beauty and fashion. GLENiRs EDMONisDa native of Greenville,South Carolina. Shegraduated from Erskine Collegeand completed an MFAin Poetry at Warren Wilson College.Sheis a CaveCanem Fellowand an NCLiteraryFellowship Recipientfrom the North Carolina Arts...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and spy for the Union Forces stationed in the Hilton Head district in South Carolina, in Georgia, and in Florida. Harriet Tubman in herCivilWarUniongreatcoath, aversacka,nd sharp-shooterrifle. Frontispiectoe Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, 1868. Author'scollection. 1863: Under the command of General...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 86–95.
Published: 01 March 2010
..." (Cook 2009a, 54ff Indeed, the struggle for racial justice provided the major factor that launched Blanche on her activist career. In the spring of 1960, shortly after the beginning of the student sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina, Blanche and other Hunter students "marched, picketed, and sat...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of State Arts Councils for a project, after my report was completed I might as well have been on the breadlines. The University of North Carolina would not employ me-nepotism rules prevented husband and wife from teaching in the same department. Duke did not hire one ofits own Ph.D.'s except in truly...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Course against White Supremacy . Chicago : Third World Press . Bailey Amy , and Tolnay Stewart . 2015 . Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Battle Nishaun . 2016 . “ Are Black Women the New Mules of the Prison...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... as an "abductor" leading slaves north to freedom. In January 1863,Tubman also served as an informant, strategist, and commander with "several men under her" with the Second South Carolina Volunteers when they raided Combahee River plantations during the CivilWar. The Combahee River raid alone freed over 750...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
... desk in North Carolina, even as he alludes to Casal’s rhetorical structures from her most famous poem, “Para Ana Veltfort,” in the next line of his memoir. Pérez Firmat ( 1995 : 209) echoes and inverts Casal’s oft-cited closing stanza (a translation of which is cited in my epigraph to this section...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 164–165.
Published: 01 September 2010
... for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston, the Labor Center at UMass Amherst, and the Social Science Research Council. JESSICALABBEholds a joint doctorate in American literature and women's studies from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Her research explores twentieth-century multicultural...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... She lives in Northern California. 190 MERIDIANS 9:1 NAURICEFRANKWooos, ]R. is currently a visiting assistant professor of African American studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he served as the director of the African American Studies Program for fourteen years. 191...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the border [bridge] between these cities [Carolina and Loiza] is a step backward). When I brought home my first White boyfriend, everybody in the family worshiped him. Ironically, my experiences as a triguefiitawith his family went quite differently. It was my 164 MARITZA QUINONES RIVERA first encounter...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 196–218.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and volunteered to help the US Army in South Carolina, working as a nurse, a spy, a scout, and then eventually leading the Combahee River expedition with the 2"d South Carolina regiment. In that one raid alone, more than 700 enslaved men, women, and children went to bed enslaved but celebrated the dawn of a new...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... island. Alma, for example, was diagnosed with preeclampsia during her second pregnancy. The disorder guaranteed her a trip across the Vieques Sound once labor pains started. She was flown from the CDT, drugged and in pain, to the Dr. Federico Trilla Hospital in Carolina. 29 Neither her husband nor...