Anne Dalke's blog
As you go about your week, take a photo or two that you would like to share with the women @ the Cannery, so they can have a "tour" of Bryn Mawr. Please post your photos here by Wednesday at 5:00, so Barb can compile them into a form that we can use in class. To keep things manageable, we suggest one or two photos per person (it can be more, if not everyone submits a photo). We hope some of you are interested in taking up this idea!
From a NYTimes article on Facing New Reality: "Hurricane Sandy is now a gauge of the region’s new fragility.... to simply mop up is a fool’s errand...."We just can’t rebuild it the way it was. The worst thing to do is to have this experience and not learn from it"....Hurricane Sandy...should lead to a “massive reordering of priorities.”
And from another on Protecting the City, Before Next Time, three proposals: for marshy edges and absorptive streets; re-built oyster beds; and a dam w/ tidal gates.
I note that the infamous Gloria Steinem (who wrote the preface for the text by Marilyn Waring that we'll be discussing on Wednesday) is speaking in Marshall Auditorium @ Haverford @ 7:30 this Friday evening, Nov. 2nd, about "The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?" So go and ask her an ecofeminist question!
Also, if you'd prefer to access Waring's work (and Steinem's intro) in video form, watch Who's Counting?
if you'd interested, you can now acess a copy of our silent discussion from y'day in the protected reading file; it's listed @ the bottom as 313SilentDiscussionKincaidWhiteAnthonySouleLaDuke.pdf
also, I note that the infamous Gloria Steinem (who wrote the preface for the text by Marilyn Waring that we'll be discussing on Monday) is speaking in Marshall Auditorium, HC, @ 7:30 this Friday evening, Nov. 2nd, about "The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?" So go and ask her an ecofeminist question!
finally, if you'd prefer to access Waring's work (and Steinem's intro) in video form, watch Who's Counting?
Everyone also has a SECOND POSTING DUE for the whole 360 early next week. Please review the postings everyone did, on returning from fall break, describing the sort of activism that interests you--and then BY TUESDAY @ 5 PLEASE POST AS A COMMENT HERE a description of your current thinking about our final projects for this class.
How have your own thoughts about your project evolved? Do you see your project as standing alone, or as allied w/ others? What independent actions, and what clusters of activism, can you now see emerging among our proposals?
We will meet for pizza from 6-7:30 on Wed, Nov. 7th, in the English House Lecture Hall, to discuss and organize further. Before coming to supper, please also read the second round of comments posted here, and arrive ready to share your thoughts towards next steps.
I didn't go into the woods this Monday morning, when I was spending the time curled up cozily in my apartment in Center City, watching the news of the "Frankenstorm," the "monster" Sandy, puzzling over the disconnect between my "hurrication" and the media description of the disaster swirling around me. Ever since mturer put the problematics of representation back on the table (naming hurricanes to make them less threatening?), and froggies315 provided that "awesome" windmap for comparison with the wierd music videos the Weather channel was using for their live coverage, I've been thinking about ecological literacy (okay, well, just thinking about it more pointedly), wondering what more responsible reporting might look-and-sound like.
I may have found one example in this morning's NYTimes: it's about the enormous oyster beds, built up over 7000 years and now entirely depleted, that once formed underwater reefs around the shores of New York, creating "undulation and contour on the harbor bottom that broke up wave action before it could pound the shore with its full force. Beds closer to shore clarified the water through their assiduous filtration...this allowed marsh grasses to grow, which in turn held the shores together with their extensive root structure."
(provoked by Christine Sum Kim):
past senior row on Wednesday morning, when I saw
a red-tailed hawk (entirely undisturbed by me) making her breakfast of a squirrel.
"There is no time" (Rachel Carson)
Time was short.
(I didn't "leave" myself enough of it.)
Time was long.
(I counted the rings on fallen trees.
150 years apiece.)
The stones in the graveyard evolved.
From Wissahickon Schist (surely?) to marble (really?).
How long will that last?