Dance On Film Students Respond to Racial Representations in The Wiz

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed The Wiz. In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and respectful in the way you choose to express your ideas.

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Sociological Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Life Chances.

Students, This discussion is focused on understanding our world from a sociological perspective.  To bring that into focus please comment on the following sentence: How has your social location affected your life chances with a particular focus on gender and ethnicity? Before you post a comment, consider the following definitions. 1. Social location is composed of all those social characteristics that define your identity.  History (meaning the...

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Dance on Film Students React to Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”

Dance on Film Students React to Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed Spike Lee’s controversial film Bamboozled  about the representation of Black people in the media and pop culture.  In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions, beginning on Thursday, September 29.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and...

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How Do We Begin A Dialogue about Racial Justice?

How Do We Begin A Dialogue about Racial Justice?

The Campus Engagement Through The Arts/Coffee Talks project is dedicating this school year to cultivating multiple dialogues on racial justice in the United States.  The Department of Justice Community Relations Services has created a useful Dialogue Guide for conducting dialogues on race.  They make and important distinction between debate and dialogue. “Unlike debate, dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding. Dialogue...

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Characteristics of Community Dialogues on Race

Characteristics of Community Dialogues on Race

from The Department of Justice Community Relations Service  What do we mean by dialogue? A dialogue is a forum that draws participants from as many parts of the community as possible to exchange information face-to-face, share personal stories and experiences, honestly express perspectives, clarify viewpoints, and develop solutions to community concerns. Unlike debate, dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding. Dialogue invites...

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