Meeting #4 07/25/2016

 

Agenda:

  • Intro (Name, age, story of your name, where are you from?

Group Ups :

  • What is your passion?
  • What helps feel better when you are stressed?
  • What gives you hope?
  • What is something you value about yourself?
  • What was your favorite game/thing to do as a child?
  • What are you organizing for? (5 mins to reflect?)
  • What are you proud of?
  • What is a challenge you face?
  • What does it look like/feel to be a young organizer in your community?
  • Food Break and describe what we brought.
  • 2 min story/dialogue/poem answering this question: (Alternate between Chicago and Iraqi youth)
  • What about your life (your family/experience/city/you) shaped your interest to become a person who wants to transform society?
  • Ask the Iraqi youth to respond to the same question.
    • What are some takeaways from this discussion? (What surprised you?)

Themes:

  • Transnational Organizing
  • Anti-Displacement
  • Addressing Gender Based Violence and discrimination in public and political spaces
  • Mental Health and Public Wellness
  • Youth Labor Laws
  • Microaggressions

 

 

Meeting #3 07/18/2016

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Session Objectives:

  1. Framing & big picture overview
  2. Review process and timeline
  3. Introduce Journey Guides
  4. Discuss ways we want to go on this journey together
  5. Introducing the ancient and ever-present power of storytelling
  6. Introduction to Genealogy
  7. Review the history of the creation and use of the concept of race
  8. Review the history of Latinxs in Chicago, specifically in the northwest side

Agenda:

  • 11am         Juliet & Violet: Welcome, Introductions and Icebreaker, Review Agenda
  • 11:20 am    Juliet/Violet: Group agreements  to create Safe Space
  • 11:35am     David: Framing & big picture overview,
  • 11:50am     Working Lunch
  • 12pm     David: The ancient and ever-present power of storytelling in our personal lives, the lives of our community, our organizations and as a tool to heal racial wounds.

Followed by first Storytelling assignment – Construct a short 3-5 minute story about what you have learned of your ancestor’s journey so far.

  • 1pm David: Interactive presentation on the history of the creation and use of the concept of race. Specifically the historical interconnectedness and impact of power and economics and racism on all people who reside(d) in America yesterday, and today.

First research and storytelling assignments: Consider the major social, economic and political conditions that shaped your ancestors’ decisions over the last 200 years.

  • 2pm Kerry:  Introduction to the Practice, Power, & Limitations of Genealogy

Question:  What are your hopes for this process?

  • Why We Do Genealogy?
  • How We Do Genealogy?
  • What sites are available to search for Latinx families?
  • What genealogical records are available?
  • What kind of information was included in these records?
  • What do we learn from the records?

Check-in:  How are you reacting to this process?

Genealogy Learning Outcomes

At the end of this project, you will know more about:

  • The value of genealogy as a way to connect with the strengths of our ancestors
  • How to search the major genealogy sites
  • How to find and document your family history
  • How to understand genealogical DNA test results
  • How your family history is part of your story

3:30pm Jesse Mumm: Latinxs in Chicago: waves of migrations, racialized housing

practices, a history of displacement and recreating home

4:45pm Juliet/Violet: Closing PAR Questions:

  • Jot down a few notes to yourself→ share in pairs→ Whole Group:What surprised you today?
  • Jot down a few notes to yourself→ share in pairs→ What do you want to learn more about?

Meeting #2 07/11/2016

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Agenda:

Themes:

  • Race, Ethnicity vs Nationality –often used interchangeably
  • Race as being “Socially Constructed” VS Biological
  • Exploration of the Castas system and ways these racial hierarchies show up in our families thinking about race and class in Latinx families
  • Latinos as “race” vs. “ethnicity”
  • Podcasting

Weekly Assignments: Bring a sketch of a family tree for next week’s’ session: starting from you go as far up the Family Tree Branches as you can, bring in names, birth/death dates, names of countries, and who was the first ancestor to migrate to the United States.