Tarek and John Update, Cultural Appropriation & York U Tattoo Archive

Thursday, October 3rd:

York Community Report: Christian Deo speaks with Professor Justin Podur about the continuing detention of York University Professor John Greyson and London Ontario physician Tarek Loubani in Cairo, Egypt. Learn more at:  http://tarekandjohn.com/

Feature Interview: Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae discuss cultural appropriation in a LIVE interview with Aruna Boodram, post-Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. They talk about appropriation in music, culture and fashion, as well as Halloween costuming — and how to be respectful of other cultures.

Independent Arts Report: Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae interview York University sociology Professor Deborah Davidson, who is working on the world’s first comprehensive digital public archive of memorial tattoos. Memorial tattoos are “tattoos in remembrance or honour of a person, place, animal, relationship, event or transition in one’s life.” Follow her at @yorkutattoo or contact her at yorktattooarchive@gmail.com

[images via http://tarekandjohn.com/ & York University Tattoo Archive]

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