Our wonderful HASTAC Scholars have done it again! Over the last four months, a select group of HASTAC Scholars have read and discussed Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by HASTAC Steering Committee member Dr. Marcia Chatelain. Eight HASTAC Scholars have participated in the collaborative book discussion and three HASTAC Scholars completed a joint interview with Dr. Chatelain. The following HASTAC Scholars have participated in this project: Amy Patterson, Azalia Muchransyah, Mai Ibrahim, Kendra Cowley, Jesslyn Parrish, Ali Soken, Lisa Covington, Danielle Wilfong and Alex Hanson.
This is a crucial moment to begin preparing mentally and logistically for the possibilities that may unfold in higher education in the fall. Given HASTAC's long history in critical digital pedagogy and online engagement, we are using this time to compile and share resources that may help others in any of the possible fall scenarios. We will add to this collection in the days and weeks ahead.
Above all, please be kind with yourselves and with others. We are all experiencing the trauma of a global pandemic. Many of us are also experiencing the differential burdens created by racism, classicism, ableism, sexism and more. We at HASTAC are committed to collectively working to find the best ways to teach responsibly in this present and to craft futures we want to inhabit.