Reading from Alison Kinney's HOOD on police violence
From Jeff Layne
Faculty Art & Art History Department, CSU, Chico
On author Alison Kinney’s web page, this is how her book, “Hood,” is described: “We all wear hoods – the Grim Reaper, Red Riding Hood, torturers, executioners and the executed, athletes, laborers, anarchists, rappers, babies in onesies, and anyone who’s ever grabbed a hoodie on a chilly day…’Hood’ explores the material and symbolic vibrancy of this everyday garment and political semaphore.” In the case of the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, the hoodie he was wearing became a powerful symbol when his assailant gave it as a reason he shot Martin. In this recording, selections from the book are read by Dr. Asa Mittman, CSU, Chico faculty.
Recorded: October 10, 2016