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Two upcoming events! Jews and Scarlet Knights!

4 Dec

First event is at Rutgers: Come December 9th to speak truth to power at the New Brunswick College Ave student center, and then, December 11th, we’re having a grade in focusing on graduate student concerns, particularly the slashing of TA and GA lines. In a quick and dirty rundown: this affects everyone at RU, both in terms of stable funding that allows graduate students to survive, work, and effectively serve our undergrads, and in terms of the broad shift in academia towards contingent labor paid poverty wages. Follow Rutgers AAUP-AFT on Facebook or the Graduate Organizing Committee tumblr to stay up to date on these conversations!

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The next event is at the beginning of January, I drew the poster as a commission but it seems like a really cool event in line with my own goals of thinking about how to create space for leftist politics and critique within observant Judaism, or to articulate the ways in which my leftist politics are always already Jewishly-inflected. Maybe check it out!

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Also, because this blog is mostly a depository for art and I haven’t drawn anything about these subjects yet (and generally have been posting infrequently since starting graduate school), I haven’t posted anything about the non-indictments in the Mike Brown, John Crawford and Eric Garner murders, or about the police murders of too many others, including 12 year old Tamir Rice. I don’t have much to say that hasn’t been better said by others, but it also feels intensely wrong to say nothing. So, in the elegant and concise words of Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi: Black Lives Matter.

Stay angry, stay in the streets, until every prison door is open, until every cop is off the streets.

.jb.

My Rutgers Summer Class!

10 Mar

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If you are or know an undergrad or a high school student who wants to take a summer class that will fulfill a necessary credit while talking about and doing all kinds of fun and important things, I’m really excited about teaching this course this summer!

JB

Updates!

10 May

Things are moving too quickly as usual, but I think it’s time that I got back into the swing of this whole blogging thing. I’m moving to New Jersey at the end of the summer to start a PhD program at Rutgers, wish me luck! I drew a follow up comic about it for Shareable, which posted today. The original grad school angst comics are being published in a real live book that you can buy if you want. The fact that Cory Doctorow may have read one of my comics makes me squeal a little, nerd heroes and all that.

In the meantime I’m busy planning the D.C. Zinefest and building my freelance/ illustration portfolio. I tumble a lot, for better or worse. After a lot of bellyaching, I decided to take a hiatus from Curmudgeon while I focus on other projects, and I feel pretty good about the decision.

Also I’m seeing the Carolina Chocolate Drops tonight, which fulfills all my dreams, and so I leave you with this live performance of Milwaukee Blues, which may capture an iota of the rapture that I will experience this very eve.

jb