On Our Radar: Feminist News Round Up

Here's what's on our radar!: 

• Tune in now (11:30 am EST) for the live webcast of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights's hearing on the impact of "stand your ground" laws on minority communites in the United States, which will include the father of Jordan Davis and the mother of Trayvon Martin. [Organization of American States]

• Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins and steadfast supporter of the racist name, published a letter detailing how he has set up a foundation to assist American Indian tribes, a move that Native activist Suzan Shown Harjo is calling "somewhere between a PR assault and bribery." [Huffington Post]

• Former nurses and patients of Lynchburg State Colony (formerly State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded) speak regrettably about the forced sterilization of patients at the institution. [Al Jazeera] 

• Nijla Mu'min discusses the film optioning for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah—with Luipita Nyong'o as the lead. [Shadow and Act]

• Frozen director Jennifer Lee told CBS This Morning she hopes the success of her movie inspires other women to start creating. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Haley Mlotek looks at how Cuban-American feminist artist Ana Mendieta is remembered—or not remembered. [The New Inquiry]

• Jelani Cobb reflects on the "politics of black aspiration" in regards to rhetoric and respectability. [The New Yorker] 

• The UTNE reader has the first chapter of Grandma Gatewood's Walk, the story of 67-yr-old woman who hiked the Appalachian Trail wearing Keds sneakers and carrying only an army blanket, a raincoat, and a plastic shower curtain. [UTNE Reader]

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by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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