pptx - Eureka! Leadership Program

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Nov 29, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Carissa Purnell

Salinas Public Library

2012 Eureka! Leadership Institute

Social Justice Academy funded in part by

The California State Library, Library Services

And Technology Act (LSTA)
and
the

California Endowment Building Healthy

Communities Initiative.


Racism

Education

Injustice

Prison Industrial Complex

Media

White Privilege

Institutionalized Oppression

Immigration Policy

Voting Regulations

Poverty

Health

Built Environment

Democracy

Advocacy

Community Organizing

Social Movements

Historical Context

Philosophy

Politics

WHY

do
our youth
need
to

know

this
content…
?

(Shouldn’t schools be teaching this?)

In Salinas
100% of the children
in the 93905 qualify for free and reduced
lunch.


POVERTY


The Alisal District has been
the worst performing district
in the state for 4
consecutive years.

EDUCATION



The homicide rate among Monterey County youths led California
counties in 2009


and was nearly three times the state as a whole, a
report released Monday
said. And
from there, the news doesn't get
better: Monterey County had 50 percent more youth homicides per
capita than Alameda, the California county with the next
-
highest
rate
(Violence
Policy
Center, California
Department of Justice data and looked at homicide victims ages 10 to
24)


VIOLENCE


We are a Latino city (74%) and
the life expectancy is lower for black
and brown communities
, with higher reported cases of heart disease,
hyper tension, diabetes, and obesity.


HEALTH




but what is
CRITICAL

thinking…

We see the data

so how do we change it…
CRITICAL THINKING

“Everything
happens for a
reason


“There’s a
reason for
WHY

things
happen”


The Salinas Public Library

Is designed to identify those reasons
why,

to
explore the
historical context
,
motive
,
impact
, and
find solutions
… and this is how…

t
he texts

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The Art of Critical Pedagogy

The Autobiography of Malcom X

Angela Davis An Autobiography

The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Union of Their Dreams

Book of Rhymes:

The Poetics Of Hip Hop

Learning to Teach for Social Justice

Millennials, Activism and Race

Hope on a Tightrope

Democracy Matters

The Prince

The Art of War


the authors

t
he music

Immortal Technique

Billy Holiday

Lupe Fiasco

Tupac Shakur

Drake

Jay
-
Z

MosDef

Common

Lauryn Hill

The Spook Who Sat By The Door

Unnatural Causes (PBS)

Sin País

Which Way Home

El Corrido de Cecilia Rios

A Hard Straight


t
he films


Community
Events


“The Loss of Our Cultural
Identity/ La Perdida de la
Identidad Cultural”


“Racial Equity and Structural
Racism/ Equidad Racial y
Racismo Estructural”

“I live in a state of

POVERTY in Salinas”

s
tudent work




Once social change begins, it
cannot be reversed
.
You cannot
uneducate the person who has
learned to read.
You cannot
humiliate the person who feels
pride.

You cannot oppress the
people who are not afraid
anymore.
We have seen the
future, and the future is ours
.


-
Cesar Chavez