Posts Tagged Joey Skaggs

“Joey Skaggs: Metamorphosis, Cockroach Miracle Cure“ is screening at the Int’l Social Change FF

“Joey Skaggs: Metamorphosis, Cockroach Miracle Cure“, the sixth film in the new oral history web series, “Joey Skaggs Satire and Art Activism, 1960s to the Present and Beyond“ will screen online at the International Social Change Film Festival, starting on Monday, September 12, 2022 for a month. Later in the Fall, this festival will have in-person screenings.

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JoJo, King of the New York Gypsies (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs), protesting to rename the Gypsy Moth in 1982

Using satire to bring attention to serious issues of defamation can be an effective way to bring awareness and promote cultural change. In this case, it took some time. This story in The New York Times, This Moth’s Name Is a Slur. Scientists Won’t Use It Anymore. (pdf),

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