April 24th, 2007

books

free reads online!

For those of you who haven't been watching the debates over at sfwa about "pixel-stained technopeasant scabs," well, we've banded together to create a new holiday:

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!

It's all about giving away our writing free on teh intarwebs for a variety of reasons (goodness of your heart, desire to have work read after the magazines have rotted into the earth, socialist idealism, self-promotion, etc.), and lots of folks have posted their offerings on ipstp. Check it out! Free reads can't be beat. You might even find a new author you want to follow.

Best,
Chris
domestic dissent

No Child Left Unrecruited

Just got this from my neighborhood association DL:

Two of my Lawrence High students-Alexia Welch and Sarah Ybarra-finished a 26-minute documentary, entitled "No Child Left Unrecruited." It's a remarkable film, one that seeks to bring attention to the little known provision of the No Child Left Behind Act that entitles the military access to public school students' personal information or risk losing federal funding. Additionally, the film examines how being included in the student directory and/or opting in or opting out of being contacted by the military has many different consequences, many of which are unclear under current local school policy. The students have interviewed principals, teachers, students, parents, school district superintendent Randy Weseman, Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore, and a local military recruiter. Premiere:

Tuesday, April 24
7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS, 66044