January 26

Shinjo Mayu

Shinjo Mayu (born January 26, 1973) – Japanese Manga author

Examples of Mayu's manga art:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq17wh7jCW0

Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) – U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, novelist, children’s book writer – Backing into Forward: A Memoir (2012)

Watch Jules Feiffer talk about his writing and art:

Angela Davis

Angela Davis (born January 26, 1944) U.S. activist and author - Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, And the Foundations of a Movement (2016)

Read a review of Davis's 2016 book of essays
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Davis uses her personal account of growing up in Birmingham, Alabama to unpack how “there is almost always a political motivation” when the word terrorist is used (or not used). The multitude of bombs that were used to destroy Black homes, churches, and lives while Davis was growing up were never described as acts of terror. Yet somehow communities of color have endured centuries of unacknowledged terror, at the hands of those in power, which has shaped the history of the US.

Angela Davis recalls the significance of 1968 in this interview

Davis: [In 1968 there was] an emerging consciousness of the interconnectedness of racism and capitalism and sexism. I think that what we are witnessing today are some of the fruits of the struggles that are associated with 1968. Certainly the emergence of a worldwide feminist movement...

[Minute 18:00 - With Internet social media, protest movements have] an individualization that is very much a product of neoliberal ideology and discourse. ...The solidarities I'm speaking about [in 1968] were generated from community to community, and I think this is one of the major challenges of this era -- to combat the individualization threat that is a direct result of global capitalism and the neoliberal ideology of this period.