I’ll post more in detail on this later but for now, go check out Bam’s Blog for the details of Nothing But Red. This is a really special project done in memory of Dua Khalil Aswad a young woman who was recently attacked by a crowd of men (some members of her own family) who tore off her clothes and beat her to death while many others stood and recorded the event with their cell phones but did nothing to stop the murder. This was referred to as an honor killing as 17 year old Dua was seen with a boy who happened to be Muslim. Yes, she was brutally beaten to death for being seen with a boy of another faith and no one did a thing to stop it.
Skyla Dawn Cameron, inspired by Joss Whedon’s most excellent outraged essay after the murder has organized Nothing But Red. In her own words: What We’re Doing â€“ We’re putting together an anthology of short stories, essays, poems, and art work, called “Nothing But Red.” The book will be produced as both a trade paperback and an eBook through Lulu.com with the proceeds going to Equality Now. The book will be released on April 7, 2008 (the one-year anniversary of Dua Khalil’s death). We are pleased to announce, officially, that the first essay in the book will be Joss Whedon’s original post, “Let’s Watch a Girl Get Beat to Death.” Our website is currently located at nothingbutred.wordpress.com.
Hop on over to Bam’s to read more about the project from Ms. Cameron.