Turquoise water ripples around your ankles. The translucent hue of blue is vibrant and persuades you to step further into the depths. Your feet, sliding into the sediments, begin to investigate the sand smuggling between your toes. You notice fish swimming fast, and the sun refracting off their scales reminds you of needles sewing … Continue reading Travelogue: An “Exotic” Adventure
I am learning how to hold my tongue for the sake of sustaining relationships that are constantly threatened by a failure to master the art of conversation. I have an opinion about everything, yet I’m beginning to realize, so does everyone else. Yet my opinions label me a “liberal,” and the ability to name me … Continue reading Mastering the Art of Conversation
Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed discusses a theory of education in light of oppression and explores the source of liberation. Drawing from both political and philosophical insight, Freire determines that our current system of education denounces students to mere objects, leaving them little room for creative expression, which, in turn, eliminates students’ opportunity to … Continue reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed in Conversation with Precious Knowledge
Where do I begin? As a writer, my biggest struggle may be knowing where to start. I want to pull you in, invite you inside my mind so you can perceptually understand the world I live in. I’ll craft spectacle through sensational images, and if given pandemonium, I’d sell you poetry from the tip of … Continue reading Mediating Creativity and Discourse
Precious Knowledge is an educational film that hones in on the Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program at Tucson High School. The film documents several Hispanic students and their professors who participated in and sought to protect the MAS program from the threat of politicians who discredited the program’s success. The push for ethnic studies programs, … Continue reading The Future of Public Education: Are Ethnic Studies Teaching Students to Overthrow the Government?
In her book “Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza,” Gloria Anzaldúa examines her land, her language, and herself through a beautifully crafted combination of poetics, memoir, and cultural criticisms. In addition to this hybridization of text, the book is written in an amalgamation of both English and Spanish. This would propose Anzaldúa’s target audience … Continue reading Anzaldúa: Deciphering a Border Tongue
In his latest exhibit Ofa Atu, Josh Ostraff authentically explores the multiplicity of experience by contextualizing shared narratives about human relationships, living spaces and communal environments as an artform. The exhibit began as a community based project where individuals collectively created screen prints of fish, in which each print would then be combined so to … Continue reading OFA ATU – What Art Can Do for You