Viva La Causa

  In reading the article, “A Moveable Feast: The UFW Grape Boyvott and Farm Worker Justice” I learned that the strike was not only rallied by Mexican- Americans’ farm laborers but Filipinos’ as well. For years, my understanding was that the boycott of 1965 was solely propagated by Mexican- American workers until watching Viva La […] Continue reading

Viva La Causa

I chose to watch the documentary Viva La Causa. This documentary was about the grape strike and NFWA (National Farm Workers Association) against the grape growers led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960’s.  Watching this gave me hope and also reinforced the notion that if you want something to change, you can make it happen. […] Continue reading

November 17: Cultural Responses to Death

View the video below and post your responses using the comment box.
Specifically:
What are your feelings about the Torajan cultural response to death of a family member?
Anthropologist Kelli Swazey has suggestions for how the Trajan culture can inform our US healthcare system; what do you think about her suggestions?

November 3: The Aging Brain

Watch the “Secret Life of the Brain: The Aging Brain” and post your comments below.
What did you think was interesting? What was new information to you? How did it make you think differently about aging?

Note: for some reason, comments aren’t sticking to this post. If you weren’t able to comment, just email me. Thanks.

October 27: The Brain and Emotion

Instead of meeting in class on Tuesday, April 1, watch one of the following videos. Attendance credit for Tuesday will be given if thoughtful, relevant comments are posted in response to at least one of these videos. Responding in a thoughtful way to another student’s comment works, too. Make your comment a response to one of my two “comments” so that we have two separate threads, one for each video.