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Finding Connection and Hope ‘From Afar’

October 29, 2021

Trigger warning: suicide At this point, it’s a well-known story. The pandemic hit the Americas in March 2020 and musicians’ gigs were canceled, quarantine began, and connection to others became more valued than ever before. For jazz professor Stephen Anderson, … Read more

Haydar on the Radar: Resisting Orientalism and Global Patriarchy

October 28, 2020

Raised in Flint, Michigan, Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American Muslim who defines herself as a rapper, poet, activist, practitioner of Permaculture, meditator, composting devotee, mountain girl, solar power lover and a tireless God-enthusiast (Haydar 2015). She started her rap career in 2017 … Read more