Lorgia García-Peña’s Community As Rebellion

First day of teaching done. First book of the semester read.


The Introvert

Just not into chit chat in a world and profession that cannot stop talking. A few years ago, my daughter was sick and didn’t go to school. My son and I sat in the car the entire way to drop him off to school, and we didn’t say a word. Just sat in quiet and…




UNGA Adopts Resolution on the Right to a Healthy Environment

Yesterday the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution on the right to a healthy environment. The Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq stated: The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption by the General Assembly of its historic resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. This landmark development demonstrates that Member States…


“Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand Cuts”

Dr. Derald Wing Sue, who is the son of parents who emigrated from China and is a professor of psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, writes about microaggressions in Scientific American. My research and work on what we call “racial microaggressions” began through a series of lifelong experiences and observations of interpersonal racial encounters. For…

Ms. Marvel

In the opening scene, Kamala Khan fails her driving test. She reverses into her driving examiner’s vehicle. Sana Amanat, one of the co-writers of the original series, was the first Hyderabadi-Punjabi woman I ever met. Super proud of Sana and the team behind this production. Congratulations to the cast and crew!


FILM: No Title for Tracey

CNN reports: “A 55-year-old woman has been honored 38 years after her Illinois high school failed to make her its first Black valedictorian.” Tracey Meares was awarded the title on April 16 by the superintendent of Springfield Public Schools District 186 after a screening of the documentary “No Title for Tracey,” which recounts her story.…


Five Hours on Hold on the Phone

By 9:45 am today, I was ready to call it quits for the day. I wanted to hold time still. My older kids were 3 minutes late to school. Traffic has become very rough. I see the tire pressure is low. I don’t want to start Monday with a flat tire. I stop the express…