- ABOUT THE PROGRAM
- CLASS STRUCTURE
- STUDENT WORK
- FINAL BLOG POSTS
FINAL BLOG POST – ULICES“I’ve definitely opened my eyes to something new and it’s changed my perspective– my personal view of men and women’s interactions has become more complex. If anything, this whole experience has made more eager to work in activism of some form or another or even keep working towards this ERA Education Project.”
So the semester ended and I think it ended well. It’s strange to say I spent sixteen weeks participating in something of this magnitude. It doesn’t quite feel like it but I’m sure when you put the bits and pieces together you realize how much work was done.
I’ve definitely opened my eyes more to something new and it’s changed my perspective. Given this newfound knowledge I’ve accrued through reading and independent research, my personal view of men and women’s interactions has become more complex. It’s not just all cut and dry, as cliché as it is to say.
In reflecting on the time we’ve spent, I can definitely say the term activism has taken a new shape and form. I used to maintain the naïve definition of holding a picket sign but now it seems more tactical than ever.
You need people from different places with different talents each contributing to this cause. That’s where I could say working in groups was beneficial towards the completion of our work. Some people are better with handling the public while others are better at delving into text and finding the necessary information. I guess it’s like that cheesy phrase from my old job, “putting aces in their places”.
I have a newfound respect for organizers from all activist organizations in general. I couldn’t imagine this much work being done within a short period of time with even less of a workforce and, in that sense, my respect has heightened in regards to organizers.
The overall experience of this, working in groups and taking on different tasks involving different kinds of work, has been fulfilling. It exposes you to working with others as well as providing work that is of the highest caliber. If anything, this whole experience has made more eager to work in activism of some form or another or even keep working towards this ERA Education Project.
The experience as a whole is new, exciting, and most of all informative. Just going to that middle school and opening those kids up to that probably astounded them as much as it astounded me. Being exposed to this information at that age is probably something that changes their perspective as it did my own. I’m sure they have had as much of a mind-opening experience as I have and I truly do hope kids, as much as myself, continue to do so.