Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wajahat Ali discusses the politics of Muslim-American names

Journalist and Before Columbus Foundation board member Wajahat Ali discusses considerations Muslim Americans face when choosing names in this article for the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/opinion/sunday/for-muslim-americans-baby-aidan-or-baby-muhammad.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Anne Waldman, American Book Award recipient, interviewed

Find the interview of 2015’s recipient of the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement below:
http://www.marialoveswords.com/interview-with-anne-waldman/

The American Library Association accepting applications for “Native Voices” Traveling Exhibition

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is now accepting applications for Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.

Find more information and apply below:
http://www.programminglibrarian.org/articles/apply-now-native-voices-traveling-exhibition

Pew Research Center study affirms importance of libraries

See details of the studies’ findings from the ALA Washington’s District Dispatch:

http://www.districtdispatch.org/2015/09/pew-study-affirms-vital-role-of-libraries/

 

Joy Harjo discusses Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement in poetry

Joy Harjo, acclaimed poet and Before Columbus Foundation board member, discusses receiving the Wallace Stevens Award with Indian Country Today Media Network:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/09/11/exclusive-joy-harjo-speaks-winning-poetrys-most-prestigious-award-161715