On Accepting Things as They Are, and Learning There’s a Better Option

The material we were given to read, analyze, and supplement our knowledge throughout this course had several different results and associations. I have spent this semester writing out connections to things I don’t have strong connections to and, through this blog, being motivated to make stronger explanations so that other people could understand those connections.Continue reading “On Accepting Things as They Are, and Learning There’s a Better Option”

On Learning Professionalism and Other Skills Through Applied Research

There is always something to be said for learning on the job – I learned how to make salads on the job when I worked on a line, I learned how to act while in rehearsals for plays, and I most recently learned an abundant amount of technical skills as stage manager, sound operator, andContinue reading “On Learning Professionalism and Other Skills Through Applied Research”

Understanding Translation

Last week, we discussed this article by María R. Scharrón-del Río and Alan A. Aja at Latino Rebels and how intersectionality plays a significant role in the use of the term “Latinx”. Something I briefly touched on but did not write too much about was the linguistical aspect of the situation. I think another importantContinue reading “Understanding Translation”

On How Conversations Work

The given reading material for this week covered the topic of public conversations and how they work. Mark Gaipa’s “Breaking into the Conversation: How Students Can Acquire Authority in Their Writing” recognizes eight ways to write a contribution to a global conversation. Those ways involve several different combinations of agreeing, disagreeing, and challenging already publishedContinue reading “On How Conversations Work”

The Little Asian Diaspora Girl Experience

Gloria Anzaldúa wrote “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” as an ode to a very specific part of the diaspora experience – language. She talks about how her mother wanted her to speak English so she wouldn’t have an accent. She talks about how she would be punished for speaking Spanish at school, and howContinue reading “The Little Asian Diaspora Girl Experience”

Permanent Residence, Comedy, and Story Telling

In addition to Green Card Youth Voices, this week we had two other supplemental materials: a link to the application for permanent U.S. resident status and a video of a comedy bit. For those unfamiliar, Green Card Youth Voices is a series of essays by immigrant youth in the United States regarding their stories ofContinue reading “Permanent Residence, Comedy, and Story Telling”

Marietta Museum of History Visit

On 2/16/2021, our class visited with Amy Reed, the curator at the Marietta Museum of History. The visit had a similar purpose to that of the KSU Holocaust History Museum in that we were to pay attention to how museums are set up, but this visit had an additional purpose in introducing us to Ms.Continue reading “Marietta Museum of History Visit”

On Cobb County/Marietta General History and Racial Disparities

A red flag that my personal experiences growing up in a notoriously racist Georgia county taught me is the phrase “the good old days”. “Former glory”, “rise again”, “MAGA” – anything along those lines, implying that things used to be “better”. Better for you, maybe. Definitely not for me or pretty much anyone from aContinue reading “On Cobb County/Marietta General History and Racial Disparities”

Atlanta High-Schoolers’ Immigration Stories and What I Know About My Family’s

Boy, do I have stuff to say for this one. I am not an immigrant. I was born and raised in Georgia in a county that was ethnically cleansed for several decades and had a real estate agent that warned my parents that the school their kids would go to if they moved there probablyContinue reading “Atlanta High-Schoolers’ Immigration Stories and What I Know About My Family’s”

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University

My group visited the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education with the intention of evaluating how museums are set up. The museum was broken up into multiple sections, including notable figures, causes/effects/responses, tributes, Georgia’s involvement, U.S. calls to action, and U.S. shames (such as internment camps) and prides (such as the Tuskegee Airmen). TheContinue reading “The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University”

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