November 1, 2008

Showcasing JLove Calderon:educator and activist

JLove Calderon is an educator and activist raising consciousness on issues related to race and white-skin privilege.  She has authored four books, the fourth forthcoming: That White Girl, Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change, We Got Issues! A Young Woman’s Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life and Til the White Day is Done.

She has promoted and continues to facilitate and create space for creative activism and artistry. Calderon is Director of Programming and co-producer of We Got Issues! performance piece that combines politics, activism and creative expression into a multimedia show piece that illustrates the myriad ways that politically minded, conscious individuals can make their voice heard.  As the Riot Grrrls illustrated in the 1990s, activism takes on many forms.

She continues to bridge the gap between ideology, politics and everyday issues with the transformational workshops she co-leads with Marla Teyolia, Empowered Mammas! Right on.

JLove Caldron is an inspiration and role model to young feminists, hip-hop artists and fans and individuals seeking to critique and contribute the cultural discourse.

Laura Flanders of GritTV interviews JLove Calderon in October:

October 10, 2008

JUST RELEASED: Barack and Curtis: Manhood, Power and Respect

October 9, 2008

Masculinities, race, class and politics: raw footage

Tomorrow marks the release of Byron Hurt’s new documentary, “Barack and Curtis.”  Byron Hurt has been releasing select clips that did not make the final cut. Featured in this clip: Chuck Creekmur, CEO of; Jackson Katz, scholar, activist and ant-violence educator; Asere Bello, community organizer; C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University.