Resistance Art: Bronwynn ’21 and Maeve ’20

On July 25, 2020, Bronwynn Woodsworth ’21 and Maeve Atkinson joined Kgomotso Magagula ’21 for a live resistance guide and Q&A session. Both Bronwynn and Maeve expressed that art contributes significantly to social justice movements. Art allows for a visual representation of the frustration, anger and can proactively denote the motive behind social justice movements.Continue reading “Resistance Art: Bronwynn ’21 and Maeve ’20”

El Proceso de Migración en California

Students in Spanish 232 participated in their final presentations and explored the process of migration in California. The presentation (in Spanish) features a section connecting the work by Jason de Leon with content and context explored in the spring course. Professor Carla Manzoni elaborates: “The class and final presentations: The “Latinx Experiences in the U.S.”Continue reading “El Proceso de Migración en California”

Atrapada by Lesly Ramos

Artist Statement: Lesly Ramos (b. 1997) is an undocumented Mexican artist raised in Chicago. She was brought to the U.S. at the age of 5 months & has not returned. Strongly believing that art is a form of healing from traumatic & systemic oppression, she pursued a B.A. in Studio Arts with a concentration inContinue reading “Atrapada by Lesly Ramos”

Reading Tools by Or Pansky ’20 and Kgomotso Magagula ’21

The exploration of some the themes in Land of Open Graves below aims to assist readers as they dive into Jason De León’s work. The engagement below has been adapted from notes for an Introduction to Anthropology Course. Hybrid Collectif  In the Land of Open Graves, Jason De León attempts to contextualize the complexity ofContinue reading “Reading Tools by Or Pansky ’20 and Kgomotso Magagula ’21”

A Villainous Nature: The Effect of American Policy on South-Border Immigration

A video with voiceovers of a collection of excerpts from Jason de León’s book The Land of Open Graves. The video shows a typical path traveled by migrants in the Sonoran Desert. They were put together as part of a presentation about the pedagogy of lived theology at the 2019 American Academy of Religion conferenceContinue reading “A Villainous Nature: The Effect of American Policy on South-Border Immigration”