Adventures with VRA: Riverside

Yesterday was the winter meeting with the Southern California chapter of the Visual Resources Association. We first met for breakfast and coffee hosted by Sonja Sekely-Rowland, Visual Resources Curator at UC Riverside. Sonja shared with us some of the challenges of entering a new position as big changes in the structure of the department and the […]

Slack, Sweets, and Social Capital

Every morning at work I walk to the coffee cart with a few people that sit near me in the office. I hardly ever purchase coffee, preferring to bring my half-finished mug of tea to keep my hands warm along the way. The ritual, for me at least, is less about the coffee and more about connecting with coworkers. On the walk there and […]

Slack, Sweets, and Social Capital

Currently Reading: Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash

Over the holidays I visited family in Savannah, GA. While there I had the opportunity to visit the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Pin Point is a self sustained community founded by first generation freedmen, the Gullah/Geechee. It is located on Moon River in Savannah and it’s main employer (through the 1980s!) was A.R. Varn & Son oyster and crab […]