[-empyre-] in solidarity--an open call to our subscriber list

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 07:33:02 EST 2014


Dear Renate and Tim, I am very touched by your post showing that
-empyre is concerned with the world with the art and the activist and
tan we, as thinkers, writers, performers, can not be sitting in our
ivory towers analyzing the world and not being a part of it.
In solidarity
Ana

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Renate Ferro <rtf9 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Hello to our -empyre-subscriber list.  Tim Murray and myself are
> eagerly anticipating our discussion on the list serve this month.  We
> have decided to do a bit of an impromptu discussion inspired by the
> recent events in Ferguson and New York City over the past week though
> realizing that other social and political events and movements such as
> in  Iguala, Mexico and  Hong Kong  may provide an important
> opportunity for all of us to devote a month  in solidarity.  Tim and I
> have just arrived in New York City.  We are right now just a few
> blocks from Time Square and Rockefeller Center where thousands marched
> last night.
>
> Our monthly discussion Social Media/ Social Justice will feature a few
> guests over the next three weeks but we are hoping that all of you
> will feel free to post about this issue.  We are reaching out  to all
> of our global subscribers and not just those in the western
> hemisphere.  We are hoping that our subscribers will consider and
> respond to the moment but also critically look at the relationship
> between social media in the broad sense and political movements.
>
> Our Introductory post will follow this.
> In solidarity.  Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
> from New York City
>
>
> --
>
> Renate Ferro
> Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,
> (contracted since 2004)
> Cornell University
> Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306
> Ithaca, NY  14853
> Email:   <rferro at cornell.edu>
> URL:  http://www.renateferro.net
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