Saturday, March 8, 2014
Carol Vance--Decades of Excellence, an Educator Whose Work is Needed Now More then Ever, a Friend through all the Struggles
Now at 73, I have some overview of those whose thinking, and even more, generosity in enabling collective thought, were essential to how I and so many others made sense of things. My friendship with Carole Vance grew deeper during the "Sex Wars" of the 1980s, but I have always known she was there, in that large room in upper Manhattan, bringing scholars and activists together, sharing work, encouraging deeper questions. Thus, it was inconceivable to me when I was told by a Jill Matthews, a mutual friend, of Columbia's non-renewal letter. When the most powerful act as if they have to destroy excellence because they have no power to stop the demands of the market, they are stamping hopelessness on us all. We must take action. With the permission of the student drafters of the letter and Carole's permission I share their action with you. Here’s the address for Un-Occupy Mailman,http://un-occupy.tumblr.com/ so you can follow what is happening.