This week Evening Focus examines the history of the grassroots movements in the south to see what lessons can be learned for our own progressive movement. (More)

First, our thanks to last week’s Evening Focus lecturers for BPI Privatization Week.

On Monday Roby NJ presented a recap of his student’s responses to NCrissieB’s eRex Morning Feature. On Tuesday and Wednesday, The BPI Squirrel hosted two days of debate on privatization featuring BPI Faculty Roby NJ, addisnana, Norbrook, DWG, Jim W, winterbanyan and revgerry. On Friday, Roby NJ summarized the results of the debate as Evening Focus: Privatization 201, a piece you should bookmark for future reference and Fred Whispering.

On Saturday, citisven shared a story of food and activism with Mouthwatering Cupcakes in an Epic Battle against Pence Amendment to H.R. 1

Please check them out if you missed them.

Which brings us to the upcoming week.

On Monday, March 7th at 8pm Eastern, HurrikanEagle starts a two day series on grassroots history. In the author’s own words:

Over both days we’re going to examine what we can learn from Black Grass Roots movements in Mississippi (and Deep South in general) during the 1950s and 1960s. We will examine what we can learn from their grass roots movements to apply to our own progressive movements nowadays.

Check back for any scheduling changes as sometimes an author’s personal schedule may necessitate a change.

The authors will be available in the comment threads later in the evening to answer questions and ask new ones. And as with all BPI Campus posts, our students and faculty often comment from other time zones (or levels of insomnia) and will likely add thoughts throughout the evening and into the next several days. Please check back and pick up a thread, reply to a comment or post a comment on something about the post that struck you later. Comments are checked often by Authors and other students.

Note: At present, we do not have any Evening Focus lecture scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th through Friday, March 18th. If you have an interest in presenting either a two-day or three-day series, please volunteer in the comments or contact us. We also have no authors scheduled for the week of March 21th.

Now a word from our sponsors:

Evening Focus, like Morning Feature (but more convenient for evening and West Blogistan readers) allows Authors to explore topics over two or more days. Authors wishing to contribute to Evening Focus should contact NCrissieB to get on the group email list set up to work out posting times and other details.

We also have openings for our campus soapbox, Furthermore!, our afternoon people-watching series Midday Matinee, and our evening environmental series Our Earth.

If you are already a BPI Author, you will find a complete list of category openings in the Authors Notepad in your Dorm Room. To reserve a slot, type in your user name, topic, and date, and click “Save Notes.” The note will be removed when you are added to our Schedule.

If you are not yet a BPI Author and would like to contribute at BPI, please contact the BPI Webmistress.

REMINDER TO AUTHORS: All posts at BPI Campus roll out on a schedule. Please do not Schedule or Publish a post outside of the time slot that has been assigned to you and please allow time for editorial review. For more information, refer to Morning Feature: Editor’s Notes (and Furthermore! – It’s fun! for the lighter side).


Don’t forget to check out our daily Campus Question, part of Today’s Buzz. The Campus Question poses a question to jump start the conversation for our students and faculty gathering in the Student Union waiting for evening classes to begin. It posts at 6pm Eastern time and is open all night and into the next day. And don’t miss Campus Chatter, our morning buzz, with today in history and chitterings posting at 6am Eastern (for you west coast folks, that is either “pretty darned early” or “pretty darned late”).

Happy Sunday evening! And Happy Sunday afternoon to those in the leftier time zones.