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Hi  Paprika‽ community,

Welcome to Paprika?'s third digital bulletin! In case you missed it, the Call for Issue Editors and Publisher applications for Fall 2020 are open until 7/31! The publisher runs the budget & fundraising arm of Paprika!, making sure we have enough operational funds to print each term. On that note, the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered our financial situation especially precarious this year at a time when publishing and communication are especially paramount to help organize and hold space for our student community.

If you similarly feel the critical importance of Paprika, please consider becoming a print subscriber to financially support our operations. As an independent publication that does not currently receive funding from YSoA, we rely on the help of our readers and alumni community to continue our work and ensure that vital student voices are given space to be heard.
 
Paprika? is a space for conversation. You are free not to impress your future boss and colleagues. Each week we will offer a conversation prompt in the form of a question. This week we ask:
 

Paprika? : In the Pit #3 with Joshua Tan & Jessica Jie Zhou

 
 
In the wake of the I.C.E. order, Paprika? invited several students to speak with one another about immigration and international student experience at Yale. Due to the length and critical importance of each of these conversations, we have decided to release each conversation separately over the next few days. Today, for Episode 003 of "In the Pit," we have Joshua Tan (M.Arch I, 2022) and Jessica Jie Zhou (M.Arch I, 2022), who graciously shared their perspectives on community and the difficulties therein at YSoA. Stay tuned for more!
We have created a new digital On the Ground to open it up and receive submissions from the community! Think of it like a semi-anonymous chatroom or forum, where you can vent, complain, and share your pithy thoughts and brooding anxieties about the world around us. We can't be in Rudolph Hall together but that doesn't mean we can't come together to commiserate about the commonalities of our socially distanced experiences! Check out the On the Ground(s) page to see what observations our first few contributors have shared. And be sure to SUBMIT YOUR OWN!
 Essays

Land of Freedom, a Private Party
Jessica Jie Zhou, M.Arch I 2022


In this piece, staff writer Jessica Jie Zhou reflects on her tumultuous experience during past several weeks in the wake of the ICE order and subsequent reversal:

We have been forming communities in a layered way—being included in a community does not mean being on the same level as everyone else. No matter how hard an outsider tries to blend in, the fact that they are an “alien” will make them the first target when there is a conflict with a complicated cause, even though they have no direct link with the problem. Unfortunately, I have been trying to resolve this sense of exclusion by actively disproving my alienage. I have internalized the fact that I constantly need to prove my worth and my legitimacy to stay: either consciously or unconsciously, I often find myself in an active struggle to create a sense of belonging. I have talked in an American way and have adopted Western mannerisms because I wanted to blur the invisible boundary between “me” and “them.”
 Events

New Haven Reads - Language & Learning: A Summer Lecture Series - Dr. Carlotta Penn
Date: 07/25/2020
Place: Reserve a free ticket on NHR's website
Time: 4 PM Eastern
Topic: Multicultural Perspectives on Languages and Literacies
About the speaker: Carlotta Penn, PhD, is a writer, educator, and daydreamer from Columbus, OH. She spent several years as an English language teacher before transitioning to her current role in community and international engagement in higher education. Penn has written several articles on race, equity, and literacy, as well as two children’s books, Dream A Rainbow and The Turtle With An Afro. She is the Director of Partnerships and Engagement at The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, and Founder of Daydreamers Press, a curation hub for multicultural children’s content.

Feminism or Death
Date: 07/29/2020
Place: Zoom webinar
Time: 7 PM Eastern
Description:
Chen's World is pleased to announce a reading and event with A.L. Steiner in conversation with Noura Wedell on Wednesday, 7/29 @ 7pm EST. Artist A.L. Steiner and collaborator/translator Noura Wedell will discuss the legacy of Françoise d’Eaubonne’s activist work and original ecofeminist writing as part of an inquiry into its current-day viability as a call to action, and a recourse to mutation.
During the development of French second-wave Eurocentric feminism arose the writings of Françoise d’Eaubonne, who coined the term ‘ecofeminism’ in 1974 as part of her 274-page tract Le Féminisme ou la mort. (Feminism or death.). Unsurprisingly, although regretfully, this critical text – along with the breadth of her prolific writings – has yet to receive English translation, preventing detailed discussion of her urgent concepts.
Featured readings: Excerpts from "Ch 16: The Time for Ecofeminism", from Feminism or Death (1974); "Feminism—Ecology: Revolution or Mutation?" (1978/1999, University of Montana)
The Future of Time: Predictive Analytics and Incarceration
Date: 08/09/2020
Place: Reserve a free ticket on Eventbrite
Time: 5 PM Eastern
Description: Join Wendy's Subway for a session of our July-August Abolition Reading Group, facilitated by American Artist. Reading Jackie Wang's “This is A Story About Nerds and Cops,” we will discuss the current obsession with and consequences of prediction-making in the public sphere. We will also read Artist's “Colored Time” to process the theft of time by the state and the relativity of time as a result of different people's proximity to captivity.
About the speaker: American Artist (b. 1989 Altadena, CA, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is an artist whose work considers black labor and visibility within networked life. Their practice makes use of video, installation, new media, and writing. Artist is a resident of Red Bull Arts Detroit and a 2018-2019 recipient of the Queens Museum Jerome Foundation Fellowship. They are a former resident of EYEBEAM and completed the Whitney Independent Study program as an artist in 2017. They have exhibited at the Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Koenig & Clinton, New York. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum, and Huffington Post. They have published writing in The New Inquiry and Art21. Artist is a part-time faculty at Parsons The New School and teaches at the School for Poetic Computation.
 
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