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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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, […] 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

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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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 […] 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, […] Read More »

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