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Media and Movements Student Blogger Study USA

Media, Movements, and Magic Actions

"Media and art can soothe the psyche through representation, validation that systemic problems exist and that they are important issues, and translating feelings that often go unspoken into imagery that is easier to understand and process." Read More »

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Italy Student Blogger Study Abroad

Building Bridges and Understanding the Culture

"Everything we learn supplements each other as if bridges are being built in my mind. I learned how to say eggplant in Italian and then I’m cooking it in the kitchen. I planted fennel in the garden and then I’m understanding the food sovereignty of agroecology. I visited a local farm and then I’m asking farmers how the Common Agriculture Policy impacts their agricultural practices. More than half of what I’ve learned since being here was learned outside of the classroom among the farmers, their land, and its culture." Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger Study Abroad

My Look Inside the Northern Irish Peace Process Through the Lens of an Internship

"Observing how culture is taught to children in PUL communities is significant to me because of how some adults and scholars have spoken about PUL. I think it’s important for me to formulate my own understanding of the PUL community by debunking the many assumptions I have heard from others in and outside the community." Read More »

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Northern Ireland Student Blogger

2 Weeks In, 12 More to Go: Seeing the Beauty of Northern Ireland Before Learning About the Troubles

"Arriving in Belfast at the BHD airport was something I had been waiting anxiously for all year. I was scared that I was going to receive an email saying that Covid had, once again, disrupted my plans to study abroad." Lawrence University student, Josey McClain, tells us about her first days in Northern Ireland and her commitment to learning all she can from the people of this beautiful and complex land. Read More »

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HECUA at 50

Hamline University and HECUA: Decades of Partnership

For artist and author Trung Le Nguyen, participating in City Arts (now Art for Social Change) provided an introduction to thinking about the social spaces art occupies and how art relates to community. As the son of immigrants and a first generation college student, Trung noted that he was “very career-oriented” about his education. He reflected that his HECUA experience helped him to recognize art as existing “within a sphere that is not just professional but also personal.” Read More »

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HECUA at 50

Carleton and HECUA: A Shared Commitment to Civic Engagement

As we celebrate HECUA’s 50 years as an organization, we are highlighting the institutions who were part of our founding, and who remain integral to our mission to this day. […] Read More »

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HECUA at 50

Honoring Augsburg as HECUA’s Inspiration

As we celebrate HECUA’s 50 years as an organization, we are highlighting the institutions who were part of our founding, and who remain integral to our mission to this day. […] Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Do what you love: a goodbye

I have ambitions to write much more this summer, and keep in mind the many techniques that I learned this year in Making Media, Making Change. There is space in the world for more stories, more compassion, and more humanity. From behind my computer screen, I wish to fill that space. Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Who am I?

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Ying Moua (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for Inequality in […] Read More »

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On year later we mourn, we remember, we take action

As we mark the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, We remember, we mourn, and we invite you to take action.  White supremacy continues to thrive within […] Read More »

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