Ethnic Studies Week 31 Unit 6: Liberation & Resistance April 20 - 24 2015 PERIOD 5 LILIAN AIDA BRENDA JORDAN YAQUI YAHAIRA GERARDO MAYRA LUIS S ESTHEFANY DAVID LUPE ROSARIO VICENTE STEPHANIE DIANA CRISTINA note: not reversed like usual ANTHONY VESNA LUIS A LUIS C YADIRA WHITEBOARD VICTOR SALVADOR JESSIKA DOOR Period 6 MARLON ANGIE NINA ANGELES ARELY JOANNA JOEY KEVIN ESMERALDA JOVANA OCTAVIO ANGEL SAUL ELLIOT XOCHITL LIS ANISA MIGUEL JENNIFER MICHAEL CRISTINA note: not reversed like usual ANGELA OSCAR KARINA KRIS LISSETH JOSE door Warm-Up | Week 31 | April 20 ✤ Is it possible to end racism in America? If so, how? If not, why not? Expectations: hold the space in silence, 3+ sentences Review: 3 Levels of Oppression ✤ A Black girl straightens her hair, tries to avoid the sun, and wears light-colored contacts because she thinks white features are beautiful and her own natural features are not. ✤ What level of oppression is this? ✤ Internalized: when someone oppresses themselves or members of their own community (hint: internal = inside) Review: 3 Levels of Oppression ✤ Two women get in a car accident. One openly blames the accident on the other (who is Asian) because of her race. ✤ What level of oppression is this? ✤ Interpersonal: when someone oppresses another person directly (hint: person = between two people) Review: 3 Levels of Oppression ✤ People of color are much less likely than whites to have health insurance, get regular preventative health care, and have a regular doctor. ✤ What level of oppression is this? ✤ Institutional: when a group is oppressed by the government or an institution (hint: institution) What is Liberation? 1. Freedom from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression 2. Freedom from control of choices, thoughts or behavior Internalized Liberation ✤ “Free myself” ✤ Growing my own personal sense of self-worth, power, and possibility Interpersonal Liberation ✤ “Free my friends” ✤ Working to support each other in finding power and overcoming oppression Institutional Liberation ✤ “Free the community” ✤ Working to restructure institutions in society to support and recognize the power, dignity, and value of all social groups The Tactics of Liberation ✤ Strategies that revolutionaries use to fight for liberation or resist oppression The Tactics ✤ Emotional Manipulation ✤ Self-Sacrifice (Martyrdom) ✤ Civil Disobedience ✤ Public Protest ✤ Violence ✤ Escape ✤ Information Sharing ✤ Boycott Homework: ✤ Write a 1-sentence guess of what each tactic of liberation means. PERIOD 5 LILIAN AIDA BRENDA JORDAN YAQUI YAHAIRA GERARDO MAYRA LUIS S ESTHEFANY DAVID LUPE ROSARIO VICENTE STEPHANIE DIANA CRISTINA note: reversed ANTHONY VESNA LUIS A LUIS C YADIRA WHITEBOARD VICTOR SALVADOR JESSIKA DOOR Period 6 MARLON ANGIE SAUL NINA ARELY JOANNA JOEY ANGELES LIS ANISA OCTAVIO ANGEL KEVIN ELLIOT ESMERALDA JOVANA XOCHITL MIGUEL JENNIFER MICHAEL CRISTINA note: reversed, also some changes from yesterday ANGELA OSCAR KARINA KRIS LISSETH JOSE door Warm-Up | Week 31 | April 21 ✤ Take out your homework! I will stamp it while I stamp warm-ups. ✤ What are the three levels of liberation? Which one seems most necessary to really end oppression? Why? Expectations: hold the space in silence, 3+ sentences, “on-time” for warm-ups means you have warm-up out and are writing when I come by to stamp Directions: ✤ As a group, Circle Read (each person reads one paragraph) the description of the revolutionary leader. ✤ Write the leader’s name and briefly summarize what they did. ✤ Write the name of the tactic of liberation that they used. Announcements: ✤ Binder Check tomorrow! ✤ Food Policy for Food Justice: Nutrition Incentive… ✤ Tactics of Liberation Notes & HW ✤ Any missing or late work: LAST CHANCE! Including Unit 4 Certification (California)… BINDER CHECK! ✤ ✤ Tasks: ✤ Binder Organization ✤ #BlackBrunch article: due at end of class ✤ Work on missing/late work Expectations: ✤ On-task, respectful behavior Warm-Up | Week 31 | April 23 ✤ Which of the tactics of liberation that we’ve learned about so far matches best with your own personal style? ✤ Like, if you were fighting for liberation, which one would you use and why? 3+ sentences, hold the space in silence Directions: ✤ As a group, Circle Read (each person reads one paragraph) the description of the revolutionary leader. ✤ Write the leader’s name and briefly summarize what they did. ✤ Write the name of the tactic of liberation that they used. Exit Ticket ✤ Which tactic of liberation do you think would be best for achieving: 1. Internalized liberation? Why? 2. Interpersonal liberation? Why? 3. Institutional liberation? Why? No Warm Up Today! THE CYCLE OF LIBERATION Waking Up Struggle Education Organizing WAKING UP WAKING UP ✤ When someone first encounters the truth about systemic oppression, and their view of the world shifts ✤ Example: a young Latino boy is in line at the grocery store and for the first time hears white people laughing and making fun of his mom’s accent and “broken” English. It is his first experience with racism. ✤ Levels of Liberation: Internalized EDUCATION EDUCATION ✤ When a person educates themselves and their peers about oppression to learn the truth ✤ Example: Youth take an Ethnic Studies class and learn the truth about racism in America, and read books by revolutionary thinkers like Gloria Anzaldua and bell hooks to broaden their understanding. ✤ Levels of Liberation: Internalized, Interpersonal ORGANIZING ORGANIZING ✤ When people get together in groups and come up with strategies to resist oppression or fight for liberation ✤ Example: A few neighbors in the Fruitvale form a community council to figure out how to resist gentrification in their neighborhood. ✤ Levels of Liberation: Internalized, Interpersonal FIGHT! FIGHT! ✤ When people fight against the power structure to resist oppression and achieve liberation ✤ Example: students in Tuscon, AZ occupy a government building to save Ethnic Studies classes from being banned by the government ✤ Levels of Liberation: Institutional, Interpersonal End of Week Reflection ✤ What is one issue in your home, neighborhood, community, city, state, country, or world that you could fight for? ✤ If you were going to fight for that issue, what would you do first? What part of the cycle are you in? Which tactics could you use?
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