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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

10 Takeaways

Being is more than thinking. Pay attention to how things feel, and connect with the body. We are taught “I think, therefore I am,” but minds are not separate from bodies. “I feel, therefore I am” is more apt. Our bodies are intelligent- they hold the history of our ancestors and are constantly communicating with us. Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Below, Behind and Underneath

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Carter Starkey (he/him/his) is HECUA’s student blogger for Making Media, Making Change Spring 2021. He is student at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in communications. Read on for his next post! [content warning: police violence] I’ve […] Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

A Time for Rest

I feel guilty when my friends at the University of Minnesota ask about homework or midterms and I admit that I’m actually spending the next day paddling down the Mississippi River or learning about food justice on a farm. Amidst a year that continues to provide hurdles and tragedies, having the space for rest and transformative learning has been important.  Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Are you an artist? Are trees art?

Part of the reason that I have found the Art for Social Change program to be so impactful is the ways that it has centered the processes of life through art making. It has artfully woven the aforementioned qualities of art into education. For instance, we practice movement art that allows us to connect mind and body. Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Alternative Learning Experiences: Play

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 America Spring 2021. She is student at The College of St. Scholastica majoring in Peace and Justice. Read on for her first post! What […] Read More »

Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

New Beginnings

In unprecedented times, HECUA continues to adapt and thrive. Coming in as a new student to HECUA’s Inequality in America Program, I had no expectations, especially during these times. However our first encounter set the tone for what to expect. For the first time ever, HECUA combined three of its programs, Inequality in America, Making Media Making Change and Environmental Justice, at an in person meeting at the Bdote of Fort Snelling. This encounter laid the ground for what to expect this semester.   Read More »

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news release

Media and Movements

Making Media, Making Change Program Director Raechel Jolie announces the program’s new title. I’m excited to share that HECUA’s  program has been renamed Media and Movements: Storytelling for Justice. The core of this course has always been about the role of media narratives in shaping (or hindering) change, and significant change can’t happen without a […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study Abroad

Freedom and Transformation

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Zoe Quinn (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for Social Change Spring 2021. She is student at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in art. Read on for her next post! Two words that keep […] Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Time Flies

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Carter Starkey (he/him/his) is HECUA’s student blogger for Making Media, Making Change Spring 2021. He is student at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in communications. Read on for his next post! A person with short […] Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Season of Growth

Six weeks into our HECUA Environmental Justice program, and I already feel richer for the connections that Dr. Michelle Garvey, our program director, has helped us to create within the movement. Nearly every day in class, we get the opportunity to meet with an expert in an environmental justice field, as well as to learn from the writings of many more. Read More »

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