Dr. Drew's Infrequent Blog

04 September 2007

The 2007 Festival of Resistance

It has been a busy summer and fall. Now that I am serving as LIS Program Chair my e-mailbox continues to overflow. This is frustrating, but I'm getting the hang of it. I hope that I can be a good chair. I am trying to work on a vision as chair, but also want to make progress on research and the like. I'm also enjoying teaching our first archival seminar.

In other news, the Festival of Resistance will be on campus on Wednesday, (5 Sept.):

Black Square

Tables and displays will be up between 10am and 2pm. Films will be showing at Hemenway Theatre from 10-12:30, and then again from about 2-4. The forum is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 (and may run a little over).

Don't miss the concert and slam poets in the evening beginning at 5pm. The line-up will be Mass Dissent, Golfcart Rebellion, Black Square [as seen above], and then Rob K and his Co-conspirators. The concert was moved from Campus Center to Manoa Gardens, where you can get refreshments. Mass Dissent and Golfcart Rebellion are both punk bands; Black Square is ska. Rob K defies description -- rock-rockabilly-punk-rant? He'll close the show (probably 8-9), and while he may be constrained by a lack of rafters to swing from, we're sure he'll put on an amazing show.

I just read an e-mail that our GWB will be in Oahu on Saturday. I won't be out at Hickam Air Force Base to greet him with an antiwar message, but might try to catch a bit of reggae or antiwar poems. A little but if socially engaged poetry is good for the spirit.

Speaking of poetry, Beat Generation Bookseller / Publisher/ Poet/ Scholar Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the topic of today's Democracy Now. It is an interesting 1-hour long interview.