TED Talk

In a talk given by Luma Mufleh titled, “Don’t feel sorry for refugees-believe in them”, she recalls from her experience as a refugee and her efforts in working with refugees in the United States. Luma Mufleh is an Arab and a Muslim. She founded an all-refugee school where the children refer to her as “coach”.…

Bell Hooks

I was able to attend Bell Hooks appearance at UVU. It was a different experience for me and something that I had never been a part of before. Bell is an african-american woman that is very feminist. She was confident about what she believed in and was not shy about sharing her views. I was…

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I enjoyed having the guest speakers from the LGBTQ community. I was surprised at their willingness to be open and vulnerable. At first, things were pretty uncomfortable. They were asking questions to the audience that I am not sure I knew how to answer so I just kind of looked down and played on my…

Lion

I decided to watch the movie Lion for one of my posts. I have heard a lot of good things about the movie and I was sort of familiar with the story but not really. I am not much of a movie person but the movie was recommended by several of my good friends so…

Privilege

We have been talking about privilege for a couple weeks now. I am beginning to understand more and more each day about what exactly privilege is. I have been able to recognize privilege in my own life and I have tried to be more conscious of them in my every day life. The game that…

Event #1

My friend served an LDS mission in El Salvador. He wanted to take me to get a taste of authentic El Salvadorian food. We went to a restaurant in Provo that apparently has the best pupusas in town. I was hesitant to try the food because I have a sensitive stomach and I don’t usually…

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The in class activity that we did was really eye opening to me. I had been starting to get a better grasp on what privilege was and this activity helped me realize the privileges that I enjoy in my life. I had seen videos online of the privilege walk online and I was excited and…

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Whenever I hear the word privilege I think of my mom and my experiences growing up. Whenever I would get in trouble at school or home my mom would say that I was going to lose my “privileges”. I always hated when she said that because I had no idea what she meant. Why couldn’t…

For The Culture

Everyone in this world is different. We all come from different backgrounds and no two people are the same. There is great diversity and that is part of what makes this world so great. I have never really thought about my own cultural background until I took this class. I have never thought about why…

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The biggest thing that has stood out to me this semester has been me realizing the biases that I have. I have never really thought about why I think the things that I do. I have always just thought that it must be the same exact way that everyone else does. I have had to…