London Harrah, Mohammad Qasem, Buke Bicaker
Choosing the radio to get the message out to the people was the most effective way to reach the community due to their lack of other media outlet platform.
Minga used the cultural rhetorics by using certain terminology, common indigenous terms and dialects, local metaphors, tone and other techniques which assisted in bridging the gap within the community.
Getting people involved within the community to get together and talk about the human rights and social justice acts. We could use the radio platform to organize meetings at designated locations where they could broadcast the discussions that is no one way conversations and they will be able to respond and ask questions and other people in the community listening could hear the response.
London Harrah, Neha Harve, Briana Verdugo
As a communicator across cultures we agreed that it was important to understand that it will be a challenge to go against the grain and go against tradition in order to bring change. For example, a person growing up in a predominately African American community will not understand if someone like them were partaking in activities that they as a culture don’t normally do such as snowboarding. It takes a lot for one to be comfortable being oneself, but the reward reaped will be worth the risk because it will break the chains that are restricting people from seeing their potential.
Acknowledging the privilege that one may feel as a communicator is something that brings awareness to the privileged people in the community. It if you are the one in the room who doesn’t feel that you have to conform to the environment then it is important to bring to attention to that privileged group of people which will create just change just as the groups that are challenged, but still striving to bring change.
Talking circles of Native Americans is a great method that could be used by communities by communicating stories with one another and creating an awareness of both perspectives. This will give an understanding to both communities whether challenged or privileged.
London Harrah, Marianna Adgemian, Rachel Williams
Why would rhetorical studies or dominant patterns of communication be Eurocentric, mostly influenced by Greek and Roman Perspectives? What contribution could have been made by other less accounted for non-Western civilizations?
- Throughout history, the Greek and Roman perspective has been continued throughout the time because they were the people who absolutely dominated that era. The methods that they used during those time periods to control people and maintain that dominance were so effective that they completely stripped cultures and mindsets from people, causing them to assimilate. This has influenced the methods of implementing control by religion and colonization which is why the European religions and lifestyle is still strong in society today.
- There are many contributions made by non-Western such as the Native Americans when the Europeans first arrived on the land. The Europeans struggled to survive on the land and looked to the Native Americans who have been living there for many years previous and have figured out their own system and way of life that work. Once the Native Americans taught the Europeans their ways, they decided to use the majority of their systems to create a government of their own.
My name is London Harrah. I was born and raised Fresno California. After high school I joined the military and was able to travel the world while serving my country during my 8 years of service. My job designation in the military was an Aviation Boatswain-mate Equipment who work on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier launching and recovering aircraft. But 5 of the 8 years serving I was assigned to the Air Traffic Control tower on the USS Carl Vinson. Upon the end of my contract I went back to school and got my BA at San Jose State University in Communications. I got my Private Pilot License at JB Aeronautics at Fresno International Airport and I am now attending the University of San Francisco pursing my MA in Professional Communication.
I also have an 11 year old son who means the world to me. There is no bond closer than the one my son and I share and that is my pure motivator for everything that achieve in life.
I plan on continuing my flight school to become a Professional Pilot working for a major airline upon completion of my training while also teaching communications at the university level. Raising my son, flying, and sharing my knowledge are two things I am most passionate about and I am dedicated to achieving my goals while maintaining good health and a happy soul.
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