It's been a busy semester, to say the least. However, I'm so excited to be starting my HASTAC Scholar project.
I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the text, "Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice" by Sense Publishers. It's a text that speaks about an issue that has long been overlooked - race relations, its effects and concequences in contemporary America. The killing of Martin, the trial and eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman, and the similar cases that have been moved to the public since Martin's death have shifted the conversation of how race affects Americans today.
My goal is to lead a book review. Generally, I'm looking for volunteers interested in reading this text. Each person will be assigned one chapter to read, analyze, and draft a chapter review. Once everyone has finished, all of the chapters will be combined. Not only is this a great opportunity to connect more with all of you (especially those interested in race, social justice, or education) but a chance to make a difference and give voice to such an important topic.
Further information about "Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice" can be found here: https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/teaching-race-and-ethnicity/trayvon-martin-race-and-american-justice/
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please message me. I'd be happy to answer any further questions or concerns.
Looking forward to interacting with you all and creating this great book review!