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UCLA - CHICANO 10 - Class Notes - Week 9

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UCLA - CHICANO 10 - Class Notes - Week 9

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background image Chicanx ​ ​10A​ ​Fall​ ​2017​ ​​ ​Professor​ ​Johnson    1. ​ ​Education  A. ​​ Escuela de la Raza Unida ​​-Blythe​ ​CA  a. ​ ​1972 i. ​ ​emerged​ ​from​ ​desire​ ​for​ ​equal​ ​treatment,​ ​for​ ​education​ ​around  indigenous ​ ​history  ii. ​ ​Cesaer​ ​Chavez:​ ​I’m​ ​convinced​ ​more​ ​and​ ​more​ ​that​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​question​ ​of​ ​public  education ​ ​is​ ​more​ ​and​ ​more​ ​not​ ​meeting​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​people,​ ​particularly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​case​ ​of​ ​minority  group ​ ​people…”   b. ​ ​​ ​those​ ​moments​ ​of​ ​oppression​ ​and​ ​vulnerability​ ​make​ ​you​ ​the​ ​strongest,​ ​so  these ​ ​are​ ​the​ ​moments​ ​for​ ​collaboration​ ​and​ ​education   B. ​​ The Freedom Schools’ 4 Core questions:  1. ​ ​What​ ​does​ ​the​ ​majority​ ​culture​ ​have​ ​that​ ​we​ ​want?  2. ​ ​What​ ​does​ ​the​ ​majority​ ​culture​ ​have​ ​that​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​want?  3. ​ ​What​ ​do​ ​we​ ​have​ ​that​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​keep?  4. ​ ​What​ ​do​ ​we​ ​have​ ​that​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​want​ ​to​ ​keep? i.e ​ ​homophobia,​ ​internalized​ ​racism,​ ​misogny   C. ​ ​Social​ ​myths:  1. ​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​advancement​ ​model  i. ​ ​we​ ​are​ ​discipline​ ​into​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​being​ ​educated​ ​and​ ​tested  ii. ​ ​being​ ​aware​ ​how​ ​this​ ​model​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​individualistic​ ​“how​ ​do​ ​I​ ​get  ahead”  iii. ​ ​especially​ ​at​ ​the​ ​expense​ ​of​ ​others   2. ​ ​the​ ​private​ ​accumulation​ ​of​ ​knowledge,​ ​grades,​ ​and​ ​degrees  i. ​ ​we​ ​are​ ​taught​ ​that​ ​these​ ​are​ ​good​ ​thing   ii. ​ ​believes​ ​success​ ​is​ ​only​ ​measured​ ​on​ ​how​ ​you​ ​do​ ​something     iii. ​ ​used​ ​to​ ​normalization​ ​of​ ​disciplinary​ ​education  3. ​ ​gradual​ ​ascendancy   4. ​ ​Normalization​ ​of​ ​capital​ ​as​ ​the​ ​only​ ​currency​ ​that​ ​matters​ ​and​ ​capitalism​ ​as  natural ​ ​and​ ​just   5. ​ ​that​ ​racism,​ ​patriarchy,​ ​homophobia,​ ​claim​ ​do​ ​no​ ​work​ ​of​ ​their​ ​own  6. ​ ​that​ ​recognizing​ ​privilege​ ​​ ​is​ ​enough   D. ​​ Laying Seige​:   1. ​ ​What​ ​do​ ​we​ ​have​ ​that​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​keep/​ ​develop  2. ​ ​renouncing​ ​cultural​ ​prescription​ ​in​ ​society  i. ​ ​what​ ​tools​ ​do​ ​communities​ ​have?  3. ​ ​social​ ​identities​ ​forged​ ​from​ ​collective​ ​witness  4. ​ ​legitimate​ ​choices  5. ​ ​justice,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​role​ ​for​ ​everyone​ ​to​ ​play 
background image i. ​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​intellectual​ ​and​ ​activist​ ​development   6. ​ ​sources​ ​of​ ​collective​ ​power  i. ​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​understanding​ ​and​ ​vocal  7. ​ ​Creating​ ​critical​ ​consciousness  What ​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​within​ ​Latinx​ ​communities:   -shared ​ ​spaces  -traditions  i.e ​ ​Dia​ ​de​ ​los​ ​Muertos  -food 
​ ​for​ ​different​ ​relationships     E. ​ ​Film​ ​:​   City   Rising   episode:   Chapter   2   Resilience  -places: ​ ​Santa​ ​Ana,​ ​Boyle​ ​Heights.​ ​East​ ​Oakland   i.the ​ ​impact​ ​Ronald​ ​Reagan​ ​budget​ ​cuts​ ​to​ ​public​ ​housing​ ​and​ ​welfare​ ​had​ ​on​ ​many  cities ​ ​and​ ​neighborhoods  ii. ​ ​these​ ​neighborhoods​ ​have​ ​rich​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​commuting​ ​that​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​resources​ ​taken  from ​ ​them   -women ​ ​provide​ ​each​ ​other​ ​with​ ​health​ ​and​ ​education​ ​opportunities  iii. ​ ​Community​ ​Radio:​ ​community​ ​space​ ​for​ ​people​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​their​ ​language​ ​and​ ​enjoy  their ​ ​culture   iv. ​ ​developers​ ​moving​ ​into​ ​these​ ​neighborhoods​ ​and​ ​gentrifying​ ​them,​ ​developing​ ​real  estate, ​ ​increasing​ ​property​ ​values     
​ ​Lecture:​ ​Eric​ ​Avila​ ​(Professor​ ​of​ ​Chicano​ ​and​ ​History)   a. ​ ​suburban​ ​culture​ ​that​ ​defined​ ​identity​ ​of​ ​LA​ ​post​ ​WWII  i. ​ ​film,​ ​theme​ ​parks,​ ​Dodgers​ ​and​ ​Chavez​ ​Revine,​ ​shopping​ ​malls,  freeways  b. ​ ​freeways​ ​established​ ​racially​ ​exclusive​ ​suburban​ ​neighborhoods​ ​that​ ​were  reserved ​ ​for​ ​whites​ ​only​ ​(50s​ ​and​ ​60s)  c. ​ ​Freeways​ ​destructive​ ​impact  i.e ​ ​Boyle​ ​Heights;​ ​older​ ​neighborhoods​ ​that​ ​had​ ​culture​ ​and  communities ​ ​of​ ​older​ ​people​ ​and​ ​POC    -redlined ​ ​neighbors:​ ​federal​ ​policy​ ​that​ ​targeted​ ​neighborhoods  because ​ ​African​ ​Americans​ ​and​ ​other​ ​POC​ ​lived​ ​there,​ ​designated​ ​as​ ​ideal​ ​set​ ​for​ ​slum  clearance ​ ​project​ ​(1930)  d. ​ ​Western​ ​outpost​ ​for​ ​white​ ​supremacy   i. ​ ​dominant​ ​discourse​ ​of​ ​social​ ​conflict​ ​in​ ​post​ ​war​ ​LA:​ ​shift​ ​from​ ​class  conflict ​ ​to​ ​racial​ ​conflict​ ​(i.e​ ​Chavez​ ​Revine,​ ​highway​ ​construction​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​POC)  

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School: University of California - Los Angeles
Department: Chicana and Chicano Studies
Course: Introduction to Chicana/CHICANO Studies: History and Culture
Professor: R.c. Romero
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: Lecture Notes and Chicano Studies
Name: Chicano 10A Week 9 Lecture Notes
Description: These are the lecture notes from week 9.
Uploaded: 11/30/2017
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