Power, Privilege, and the Purse Humanities
The Power, Privilege and Purse project was a project in which we exposed ourselves to multiple issues regarding current events. These issues focused on what the American Dream is, the structure of our government, and the structure of our society. What struck me about this project was the community involvement during the display at the Symposium. It is really cool to see that a group of students from our school was able to host and put on an event that brought in members of the community that are not just coming because their kid is "performing".
Though the Symposium was filled with many memorable moments, I would say the most memorable was actually during the setup. Before the Symposium started, I working in order to put our slides on the television in our panel room. In the beginning, I misplaced my flash drive so I had to re-download the slides on a new flash drive(thanks Zach). After the initial problem, the provided computer connected to the screen at the panel room was locked by a password and therefore did not work. In order to solve this problem, I located the different inputs on the television screen and found the HDMI cord to connect a laptop of our own. Unfortunately my computer does not have an HDMI female input, so I recruited the laptop of Ryan Hayes. After working together, we were able to have all of the slides on the screen just in time for the panel.
Overall, I think this project was a great success. Unlike a lot of projects that do not leave lasting impressions, I believe that this project left a lasting impression on both the audience as well as the students. I know for a fact that I put myself in a lot of perspectives that I have never even considered before. Without opening yourself up to situations in which you might not feel completely comfortable, you will never have progression in your beliefs.