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Art of the Protest: Cultural Production, Protest, & Technologies of Change was a writing Sixth College writing program course in spring 2017.
As described in its syllabus, "This writing and communication course will focus on the rhetoric, technology, and art of American protest, with special attention understanding the role of technology (from the printing press to twitter) in civil disobedience. This course insists on the importance of historical memory, asking how the history of American protests aids in and informs the formation of contemporary movements, demanding that we all think about how we engage, remember, and honor the past while speculating on how we create our collective future.
These images were responses gathered at the end of a presentation about the Tell Us How UC It archive titled "Saving the Revolution: Living Archives and the Future of Civil Rights."
In thinking about the 4 major roles in social change, what role do you see for yourself?…
On Thursday, May 25, 2017, members of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project team were asked to give a presentation to an ANTH21: Race & Racism course about the project with regards to race & racism.
In thinking about representing student perspectives and how many stories go untold, the final activity of the presentation was a prompt for the students to write their responses to the following question on a post-it note.
What would you want future students to know about how you are experiencing this current political era?
During the physical exhibit of Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive (February 1 - March 30, 2017), feedback was accepted via post-it notes.
Video of the panel held in conjunction with the opening of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive physical exhibit on February 1, 2017.
To gather reflections to tell the story of the current feelings students have of UCSD's campus climate, submissions were solicited through campus flyers, direct communication with student community centers and residential life of each of the colleges, and through collaborations with faculty.
The Living Archive timeline presents events and incidents from UC San Diego’s history that affected its students and compelled them to act.
The timeline is by no means comprehensive. The text is exclusively direct quotations drawn from the sources consulted. The events documented are parts of a larger history and are meant to inspire research and begin a conversation.