According to Dissent records, the first Cookiemas was held in 2006 in the deary but serviceable A-200 lounge. Here's a photo:
|Ugly table covered by OC Weeklys. Ho ho ho.|
2006: Chestnuts Roasting.
2008: A Delightful Cookie Soiree
2014: Cookie Mas & Cuban Cigars
Today's celebration may have been the best ever.
In between teaching, eating cookies and pressing replay on the beat box which was cranking our Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts soundtrack, Rebel Girl kept quoting Rebecca Taister to whoever would listen:
"Women’s access to work and to power within their workplaces is curtailed, often via the very same mechanisms that promote, protect, and forgive men, the systems that give them double, triple chances to advance, and to abuse those around them, over and over again.”And, from this past week's NY Times Sunday Magazine spread, Janna Wortham's opening salvo:
"'Revolution will come in a form we cannot yet imagine,' the critical theorists Fred Moten and Stefano Harney wrote in their 2013 essay “The Undercommons,” about the need to radically upend hierarchical institutions. I thought of their prophecy in October, when a private document listing allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by dozens of men in publishing and media surfaced online."
Thanks for showing up and making the season bright.