In Class – Activity – 29 oct

Lorena & Paige 

  • Ensure that the agency will find a solution to the problem
  • Try to understand the issue from the clients’ point of view – asks questions
  • Review the case and tell them that the agency will find other ways to keep the publicity on
  • Take the responsibility but stress the need for an open dialogue regarding budget and communication planning
  • Apologize for what is happening
  • Research the clients’ historical background
  • Set up an in-person meeting can add more time to give their answers


In class discussion – part 2 – 10/22

Lorena & Marlee

  • Theory – Dialogue as building a culture of peace;
  • Dialogue approach in feminist movement – the example of inviting men to the conversation. Should men directly participate in the discussions involving feminism and marginalized groups?
  • With men involved, we think that the awareness of the movement would increase –  they would probably spread the word through their own built relationships with other men and increase the chances of more supporters
  • Localization theory applied to PLNs – you have to build relationships in order to understand the culture that you are in.
  • Culture = people
  • The concept of social justice itself has to be studied before any action is taken and considered relative to the people it would benefit.
  • How: when you apply PLNs with a “social justice” goal is important to go through all levels of relationships to understand the issue – don’t limit your research on the people in powerful positions – get to know the community needs and interests (connectivism).
  • Listen, understanding your surroundings, connect with people.

In class discussion – 10/22

Lorena & Paige

  • Cultural can be limiting to the feminist ideology. Ex: U.S. – Trump Era: white men take the standard and diminish the credibility of powerful movements.
  • Economical and Political – people who diminish the movement, as well as white feminists doesn’t feel the burden of it.
  • Feminist: different categories in different cultures. Some issues like lack of basic resources can have a huge impact on our perception of the movement’s urgency.
  • Individualistic X Collaborative way of leading a movement differs
  • Kenya: relationships create a positive agency that allows them to be in the movement. It is different when you think about the feminist movement in the U.S.

October 8th – In Class Activity

Lorena and Sarita

Angelova & Riazantseva’s Article

  • Convergence – localized communication strategies
  • Find a common ground, make it relevant to your own cultures experience (p. 511)

Atiqa Hachimi, and Karla Scott’s Articles

  • Divergence –  (p. 320 Scott) maintain your voice and visibility in the conversation
  • Finding your identity and not rejecting the fact that you should express it
  • Stance-taking (pg 289 Hachimi) can challenge the subversive ideology