25% Mapping Difference (due Sept. 30)
OVERVIEW: By 2:30 PM on Tuesday, September 30, complete the following: In your blog, post an identity map, along with a written introduction of yourself using the process below.
For mapping difference try this process below.
Identify on your map as background text (which could be placed in Wordle for visual text) responses to the following 4 questions.
Map self on top of the visual text by drawing lines to all of the different identities you have occupied/currently occupy.
Use lines in different ways (e.g., dotted, dashed, wavy, colors) for identities most fluid for you or have changed, and provide a key code for the symbols in your map. As you map your identities consider when you became (and continue to become) aware of:
The Diversity Awareness reading with discussion of dimensions of diversity on page 4 will also be helpful in constructing your identity map. For the vast majority, people are simultaneously oppressed and privileged as our identity changes in different contexts. Thus, it behooves each of us to work to dismantle systems of oppression and privilege. Diversity awareness, an educational process that involves critiques of and constructing art and other forms of visual culture, is a goal of this exploration of identity mapping.
Discussion questions for your introduction of yourself should include the following.
Describe and reflect on an incident, experience, or gradual process in terms of giving or lacking privilege or power.
Criteria for full credit of an A grade (or the full 15 points of the 100 points total for all assignments in the course) includes that you have posted a visual identity map, along with a written introduction of yourself with evidence of using the process above with inclusion of reference to the readings in your introduction.
Post a 200-300 word reading response on your blog prior to each class. Use the process of critical reading for understanding the big ideas in the articles that works. Below are some questions and suggestions for critical reading.
BRITTAIN TAUDIEN, BECCA (RAB375)
CHOI, EUNJUNG (EUC177)
FERNANDEZ, CARLA (CBF140)
FLORESGOMEZ, BESSIE (ezf115)
HICKS, VERONICA (VQH5044)
HSAIO, Wen-HSIA (WBH5047)
SOTOMAYOR, LESLIE (LCZ5008)