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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious since the last post (more details).

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More links collection posts as events warrant. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
3rd-Aug-2009 09:57 am - IBARW 4 conclusion
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Now that it's Monday everywhere, thanks to everyone for participating in IBARW 4!

As I always note, blogging against racism should not be contained to a week. The IBARW Delicious will intermittently gather links throughout the year, and we're still working out some kind of newsletter/linkspam collection.

I wanted to especially thank bowlerhat_girl, jinian, la_vie_noire, laurashapiro, outou, and sophinisba for their help in tagging and posting links; jinian and kate_nepveu for working on the semi-auto-posting script and Kate for managing it through the week; la_vie_noire, laurashapiro, and [info - personal] inkstone for help spreading the word; and la_vie_noire for Spanish-language help. This couldn't have happened without you.

Stay tuned for an IBARW 4 best of and IBARW 5 planning notes.
3rd-Aug-2009 07:56 am - IBARW posts collected on 2009-8-3
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details).

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Comment here with new IBARW links, or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious; there will be a roundup post for belated IBARW posts later this week. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
2nd-Aug-2009 09:30 am - IBARW posts collected on 2009-8-2
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details).

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Comment at this other post with new links, or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
2nd-Aug-2009 01:41 am(no subject)
teru teru
kate_nepveu's internet is spotty, so the daily link compilation may be a little late.

Comment here with new IBARW links (which will be collected today by bowlerhat_girl), or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
1st-Aug-2009 10:09 am - IBARW posts collected on 2009-8-1
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details).

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Comment here with new IBARW links (which will be collected today by sophinisba), or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.

(Sorry for delay; Internet outage at Chateau SteelyPips. Formatting updates 11am EST.)
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details) [Part One].

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Comment here with new IBARW links (which will be collected today by laurashapiro), or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details). [Part Two]

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Leave new links on part two, or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
30th-Jul-2009 06:34 am - IBARW posts collected on 2009-7-30
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details).

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Comment here with new IBARW links (which will be collected today by outou), or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
29th-Jul-2009 08:10 am - IBARW posts collected on 2009-7-29
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details).

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Comment here with new IBARW links (which will be collected today by jinian), or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
28th-Jul-2009 07:40 am - PHP help requested
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By the way, if anyone is good with PHP and has a bit of time to help me with tweaks to the autoposting script, that would be great.

28th-Jul-2009 07:39 am - IBARW posts collected on 2009-7-28
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Behind the cut are IBARW posts collected on Delicious in the last 24 hours (more details).

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Comment here with new IBARW links (which will be collected today by la_vie_noire), or tag them for:ibarw on Delicious. If your post is tagged wrong, please comment at this post.
27th-Jul-2009 08:39 pm - About the daily link posts
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This year we will be autoposting links from IBARW's delicious account daily to the community, somewhere between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. EST [*], thanks to a script written by murklins. Each link post will also serve as a place for new links to be gathered; or you can tag links as for:ibarw on Delicious.

LJ posts are linked in ?format=light for accessibility. To see the post in the author's style, simply remove "?format=light" from the URL. If you are an LJ user, use this ?style=mine bookmarklet to view the post in your own style.

For ugly or unreadable blog posts, try these bookmarklets for zapping annoyances.

Please leave any comments about technical difficulties here. This post will be linked to from each link collection.

[*] Okay, it's only semi-autoposted for various fiddly technical reasons that aren't worth getting into, really, hence the mild uncertainty about timing.

27th-Jul-2009 11:28 am(no subject)
teru teru
DW users,

Instead of mirroring this comm on DW, which entails a lot of manual cross-posting, we'll instead have a syndicated feed. You can subscribe to ibarw-lj-feed.dreamwidth.org.

Thanks,
Oyce
27th-Jul-2009 12:13 am - Links for Monday, July 27
teru teru
Please let us know if you have a post for IBARW here!

Or you can add the IBARW Delicious account to your Delicious network and tag links for us there using the "for: ibarw" tag.

There will be a new link gathering post each day to help us spread out the labor of posting links.

You are free to use your own timezone's Monday; each link compiler is responsible for a specific post and will grab things on that post.

It will help a lot on Delicious if you title your entry something topical, as opposed to just "Intl. Blog Against Racism Week."

Also, link gatherers go through and collect all posts mentioning IBARW; if you do not want your post included in the daily link gatherings, please make a note on your post and we will respect your wishes.

If your entry has been tagged wrong, I apologize! Please comment here, and I'll go through and fix stuff.
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For 2009, IBARW will take place between July 27 to August 2.

IBARW collects links to participating posts during the week; we try to get posts from people who blog about racism all year round and from people who habitually blog about other topics. As with rydra_wong's link spam, all posts regardless of content are linked to, so there may be fail appearing. If you discuss IBARW in your post and do not want it to be linked to, please mention it in the post and we will respect your wishes.

How to participate:

  1. Announce the week in your blog.


  2. Post about race and/or racism: in media, in life, in the news, personal experiences, writing characters of color, portrayals of race in fiction, review a book on the subject, etc. (Linking back here is highly appreciated!) The optional theme this year is "global."


  3. Let us know by bookmarking your post on Delicious with "for:ibarw," or comment with a link to your post in one of the link collecting posts.


For inspiration, here are the previous years' IBARW posts and last year's POC in SF Carnival IBARW edition. You can also check out this post or delicioused recommended reading for further resources.

We'll be compiling links for IBARW4 as well, both in the IBARW Delicious account and with daily round-ups on this journal. The daily round-up post for Monday, July 27 is here.

And for the first time, we will have autoposting from Delicious to here! Yay, and many thanks to kate_nepveu and jinian for working on the script.

Also, many thanks to bowlerhat_girl, jinian, laurashapiro, outou, and sophinisba for volunteering to collect links.

ETA2: And special thanks to la_vie_noire for link collecting, emailing people, and generally making sure my head is screwed on.

ETA: Also, the Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit is happening this week! Information on how to register (through Tuesday). There will also be two free shows:
* Volume Control 3: Bay09 Fundraiser - Friday July 31 @ Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley. Please help promote! You can cop the flyer here.
* Community Showcase – Saturday August 1 @ Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley. 7pm doors, $7-10 sliding scale
7th-Jul-2009 11:09 am - IBARW 4 volunteers
teru teru
This year's IBARW will take place between July 27 through August 2.

Please do let me know if they overlap with major holidays though!

How Can You Help?

  1. I need people to help compile links to posts. In 2007, there were four of us and about 500 posts; in 2008, there were about 250 posts. I have no idea what the volume for this year will be. Each person will basically take a day, put up a post in the ibarw comm, then tag links in the IBARW del.icio.us. If there aren't enough people to do one day/week, we'll rotate. We'll also keep track of requests to retag posts in case something is tagged wrong. Also, if you can read a language that isn't English, that would also be really useful for tagging non-English posts.


  2. If you're not American by self-definition, I would really, really, really appreciate a post or posts from you, as the "international" part of IBARW is very important. Extra love and appreciation if you aren't from an English-speaking country/nationality. Posts in non-English languages are also very welcome!


  3. Spread the word!

    I especially need volunteers for this this year; I'm a little short on mental health resources and won't be able to do much outreach.


  4. Post! If you're white and don't want to take attention away from POC bloggers, I respect that. But if you still want to contribute without taking attention away, you can also links to posts by POC or drive traffic or search for IBARW links for the compilers.


Suggestions and critique welcome here.
16th-Jun-2009 10:40 am - IBARW 4 dates
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This year's IBARW will take place between July 27 through August 2.

I know the dates are squashed between a lot of summer conventions, which I apologize for. Please do let me know if they overlap with major holidays though!

The completely optional theme is global. I'd particularly love entries on race and racism from a global perspective, on post-colonialism, on the aftereffects of imperialism, on grassroots movements coming out of the Global South, and etc.

Entries in non-English languages are especially appreciated!

Please help spread the word!

Suggestions and critique welcome here.
11th-Mar-2009 11:13 am - [ADMIN] Newsletter moderators needed
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Hi guys,

oyceter and I have been talking for a while about using ibarw for a weekly newsletter collecting posts about sf/f, fandom, and race. rydra_wong has graciously given us permission to replicate her RaceFail09/Great Cultural Appropriation Debate of DOOM 2009 in the IBARW delicious account, and jinian and kate_nepveu have begun testing a script that will autopost delicious bookmarks here.

What we still need:
Volunteers who will set a consistent newsletter gathering and tagging policy, and who will take responsibility for gathering and tagging relevant posts.

Please comment on this post or email me with the Subject "IBARW Newsletter" at coffeeandink-at-gmail-dot-com to volunteer.

Thanks!

eta: I will be responding to people Monday 3/16. Sorry for the delay! Also, we still could use more volunteers. :)
20th-Jan-2009 08:18 pm - Diversity 2009
teru teru
I'm posting this late in the conversation, for which I apologize.

Although mac_stone has stepped down from diversity2009, the project is still one that I would not associate IBARW with, for the following reasons (please follow the links back, because the people writing there have much more eloquent and better fleshed-out arguments than I do):

  • It is impossible to separate the community and the specific effort from the context and background from which it originated, and asking people to do so, particularly when they have had to put up with as many insults and condescension as Willow has, is dishonest and unfair and hurtful.

  • Looking at the origins of the project shows that it assumes other groups in SF/F have been doing nothing, particularly other anti-racist groups, since this started out in an argument about racism. This is particularly galling, given Willow's commitment to social justice both in her own blog (linked above) and in her leadership in projects such as (but not limited to) the POC in SF Carnival.

  • Most importantly: this is not an individual instance. This is part of a pattern*.

    These links are taken largely from the feminist movement, because that's the one I know best, but this co-opting, this lack of outreach, this constant re-writing of the narrative to ignore POC activities in favor of those started by white people is not new, to this community of SF/F fandom or to more communities than I can count. And it is not right.


This is not to say that a project similar to this one is futile. But for one to succeed, it must come from people who can prove their commitment to social justice and from people willing to work with—bottom up, not top down—the very communities they want to help.

* eta: To clarify, I am specifically singling out my own failure to engage in outreach and IBARW's origin as a project largely unaware of other POC efforts.
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