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Beyond Ourselves: A Fiction Anthology

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One of our promises when we started Seven Scribes was to work to put together print editions of collections of work that go deeper than our website can. We wanted to be able to feature our diverse community of writers in as many ways as possible and in genres and formats outside of our essay…

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You Write in Order to Change the World

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“You write in order to change the world.” More than anything else, that quotation from James Baldwin has animated our project here at Seven Scribes. We’ve been at it for a year and a half now, publishing essays, articles, commentary, art, and conversations that eschew convention for originality and value care and nuance over quickness.…

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Thank You Jamilah, and Good Luck!

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This week, Ebony Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux announced that she would be leaving the publication, and the editors of Seven Scribes want to officially wish her good luck on her next endeavors, and more importantly, thank her for all she has done in her tenure. Jamilah was a pioneer in shaping the online media space…

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S1E3: Flint and Environmental Justice

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Just what is happening in Flint and why? On this episode are joined by CityLab's Brentin Mock and the Center for Public Integrity's (and Flint native) Talia Buford to discuss the lead and water crisis in Flint, Michigan, what it means for other at-risk places, and the role of Civil Rights law in protecting vulnerable communities.…

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S1E4: Gender, Reproductive Rights, and the Environment

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On Episode 3, we are joined by Julie Sze, a Professor and the Director of American Studies at UC Davis and the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment, to discuss gender, women's health, reproductive rights, and environmental injustice. This is an issue in an international…

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S1E2: Today’s Fight for Environmental Justice

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Beyond Flint, what are some environmental issues that I should care about? On Season 1, Episode 2 we are joined by Aaron Mair, the first African-American president of the Sierra Club, and Phaedra Pezzullo, environmental justice expert and Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder. We discuss the recent history…

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S1E1: Who are the Gullah/Geechee People? EJ in Rural Areas

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If God is willing and the creek don't rise. But what if it does? Enjoy #7on7 Season 1, where we discuss the environment and environmental justice! This season takes on pollution, climate change, crises like Hurricane Katrina, and policy decisions and explores how they threaten communities of color and marginalized communities. Do you know who…

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Seven on Seven Podcast Teaser: The Golden Age

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Seven on Seven is live! Take a listen to our teaser episode featuring @Felonious_Munk and discussing this golden age of Black creators and creative spaces. Keep a look out for our first season later this month! Please check us out on Spreaker and stay tuned for iTunes and Soundcloud links!

Announcing the Seven Scribes Fiction Call!

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We are pleased to announce our inaugural fiction call! We are selecting ten short fiction works for publishing in our very first Seven Scribes print edition. The theme of this collection is Beyond Ourselves. How you wish to interpret that is up to you. We're flexible like that. We're also pleased to announce Kiese Laymon and Daniel José…