for auction

I’m donating this drawing to the Anime Boston charity auction for the National MS Society. The convention is March 31-April 2, and the auction is on April 2. Mike and I also signed some cool stuff you can bid on too: a chibi Aang figure; a Korra poster book; and a plush Appa. I’ll post about it again when it’s closer to the event.

Will Roland auctioning off Ben’s cast to raise money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS at the April 16th 3:00 performance of Dear Evan Hansen! Recorded by me, @neglectedrainbow 

New Jersey elementary school under fire for slave auction reenactment

  • An elementary school in New Jersey is facing backlash from parents after a substitute teacher staged a slave auction in a fifth grade classroom, the Huffington Post reported.
  • According to CBS New York, the mock auction took place at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood, New Jersey, while the class’s regular teacher was out. 
  • The principal sent a letter home to parents explaining that a substitute had conceptualized the exercise, which “was not part of the curriculum, not part of the teacher’s assignment, not condoned by the classroom teacher, and not authorized by the district.”
  • The activity was intended to teach the children about the horrible reality of the slave trade, but understandably, the auction upset parents.
  • “There was a sale of a black child by white children in the classroom,” Tracey Jarmon-Woods told CBS New York. “If you’re demoralized — sold on a block in 2017 — it may affect you the rest of your life.” Read more (3/22/17 10:50 AM)

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Students asked to make slave auction posters for history assignment

  • Parents at South Mountain Elementary School in New Jersey walked into the school ready for parent teacher conferences when they greeted by posters hung in the hallways advertising slave auctions.
  • According to, school officials have now called a community meeting to discuss the fifth-grade assignment and its implications.
  • Parents took to social media to blast the assignment. Read more. (3/11/17, 2:23 PM)

A fine striped robe à la polonaise, French, 1770s 

Cinnamon and ivory satin stripes, with double engageants, English back, the interior with tapes and loops to form polonaise folds; with ivory satin stomacher covered with pinked ribbon rosettes; and a finely quilted ivory satin petticoat with overall lattice design and flowerheads within triangles to the hem; together with a modern choker made to match from Valenciennes lace and ribbon (4) 

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Rare brocaded satin pregnancy robe, 1790s, 

Pale green silk sprigged overall with ivory and peach trefoils tied with tassels, comprising: petticoat with waist ties and two matching bodices, one high fashion (for early pregnancy) in ‘pierrot’ style cut low and tight with closed front, faux waistcoat panels, short tails to the back lined in striped silk, narrow curved sleeves; the other in open-robe form with inner boned closed front panels and loose deshabillé-like outer panels, the neckline outlined in cartridge pleats, with three ribbon drawstrings to allow for expansion, lined in patches of tartan and striped silk; together with a fine white lawn fichu with whitework embroidered edges 

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I am intrigued by your proposal. But there is one question remaining that you will have to show me you can adequately answer. What will you do when the cat fights back?