Former Tucson Ethnic Studies Teacher Acosta's Keynote Speech
Thanks Elias for getting me hip to this video of Curtis Acota's keynote at the Northwest Conference for Teaching Social Justice. I'll be teaching a social justice and literacy course in Spring, and I've already been ruminating on the kinds of readings that I'll want to incorporate--of course the case of Tucson will find its way into the subject matter. Themes of social justice seem particularly poignant in the context of Nelson Mandela's passing, and the quote of his that's been making the rounds with my educator colleagues:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Elias Serna's Pop-Up Book Short
If you happened to read the past post with a Q&A with Elias Serna at UC Riverside, then the subject of pop-up books will be familiar. What's interesting in the video below is how the mediums of pop-ups have been integrated into a stage-dance performance with musical accompaniment as a kind of mixed/multimedia presentation of sorts with the rhetorical message of support for the Tucson MAS program coming through loud and clear.
In the beginning of the Winter quarter, my students will be creating their own digital docs that I'm looking forward to, and which I might post (with their permission naturally.)