Media and Movements Student Blogger Study USA

Join HECUA

I have felt more at home in the classroom at HECUA than ever before because I have had ample opportunity to get to know my fellow classmates. Sharing our collective knowledge has been extremely special, as we all have different experiences and skills to offer. Read More »

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Media and Movements Student Blogger Study USA

Follow the Money

I am fortunate to have heard from such talented and thoughtful independent filmmakers who are  forging new narratives in a world monopolized by mainstream media outlets. Their words and work  inspires me to critique the media I consume and always fight to tell the whole story, never simply to follow the money. Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Fall Gathering in Akiing, “The Land To Which The People Belong”

"We went to Akiing, near Palisade, Minnesota, for the Fall Gathering to welcome all the people, commonly referred to as Water Protectors, resisting the deadly pipeline, Line 3. This was one of my favorite site visits as we met so many wonderful people, including film students from Macalester College, community organizers from the Twin Cities, and Indigenous matriarchs including Winona LaDuke, an Anishinabe women and founder of Honor The Earth, who is a very powerful leader!" Read More »

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Media and Movements Student Blogger Study USA

Fun Time

"However, in a more just world, children would be viewed as a demographic of people that have inherent worth, with or without their ability to contribute to the workforce or accrue capital." Read More »

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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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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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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Keep the Joy Around You

With only one week left of the Environmental Justice program with HECUA, I’m excited to embrace summer but also know that I’ll miss my classmates and the ability to learn in such an engaging environment. I’m already dreading when fall semester will roll around and bring with it rigid classrooms, deadlines, and lectures.   Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Restorative Care: Endings and Beginnings

“Destruction is a form of creation.” Sullivan uses this quote to describe the necessary factors that go into how nature thrives. At first glance, it seems so wrong to create destruction, why must the blueberry bush be burned after it is picked? In order to regulate and encourage healthy growth, heat needs to be applied. Without the cycling of destruction and creation, within moderation, there would be greater detriment to the world.   Read More »

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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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