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Dramatic Arts

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."  – William Shakespeare

 

reality Check Supplemental information

 

Director's Notes

The Drama 914 ensemble met over six months ago to write a play.  We had a talented team of writers assembled and we began looking for inspiration for our show.  We looked at current events happening in our country and within our community for inspiration. We noticed that many groups of people were having to fight to either gain or maintain their rights and the weapons being used against these groups were stereotypes portrayed by the media that have now entered our society's collective consciousness and we now think of them as holding truth.  We decided as a group to focus our play on exposing these misleading and harmful perceptions and combating them through humor.  

 

As I am sure you are aware, there is not a shortage of groups that are under attack and one obstacle was trying to narrow our focus so that we could deliver a powerful play within the two hour window that our audiences expect.  Once we had our focus down to five groups we then began researching as much as we possibly could about each area so that we could understand both sides of each argument and educate ourselves about our subject matter.  Once we researched enough to begin writing we began to notice that each group had intersecting problems and we found that each group's struggles were connected. We looked for inspiration to help us connect the material in an entertaining way and found a television program called Adam Ruins Everything and coupled it with the concept of an interactive game similar to Jumanji.


This work has been a tremendous labor of love and is a testament to what you can achieve as group with harnessed passion.  The writers of the play are also the performers, the designers, and the production team.  I could not be more proud to be part of such a wonderful team of artists and activists.  Thank your for coming and please enjoy the show.  


Sincerely,
Nick Garcia

 

Equity Core Team

 

This is the form to express interest in participating in the Equity Core Team.
Students and Employees campus-wide will be invited to participate in some of the trainings throughout the year. If you are interested in learning how you can participate in these trainings, please contact Tess Caldwell (TCaldwell@losmedanos.edu) or Janice Townsend (JTownsend@losmedanos.edu), Equity Professional Development Coordinators.

 

The goal of this training is to empower participants to identify inequitable processes and practices and use a team framework for implementing change and creating a more equitable institution.
Equity Core Team Outcome - create a college wide learning environment that teaches about our diverse student body culture.

 

 

Research and supplemental reading

 

Mental Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19178395

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1561832/

https://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizophrenia/schizophrenia-symptoms/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1140960/

http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/key-issues/violence/3627

http://www.aha.org/research/rc/stat-studies/fast-facts.shtml

http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/publications/chapters/Kuperberg%26Caplan_Neuropsych_2003.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2951591/

http://www.schizophrenia.com/szfacts.htm

 

 

LGBTQ

https://www.tofugu.com/japan/gay-samurai/

http://www.historyextra.com/article/international-history/bed-romans-brief-history-sex-ancient-rome

http://rictornorton.co.uk/though19.htm

https://www.bnl.gov/bera/activities/globe/leonardo_da_vinci.htm

http://www2.kenyon.edu/projects/margin/alain.htm

http://www.turing.org.uk/publications/dnb.html

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005261

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/two-spirits-one-heart-five-genders/

http://mediasmarts.ca/diversity-media/queer-representation/queer-representation-media

https://www.glaad.org/whereweareontv16

http://www.gallup.com/poll/210566/support-gay-marriage-edges-new-high.aspx

http://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/191774/disentangling-attitudes-toward-transgender-bathroom.aspx?g_source=Bathroom&g_medium=search&g_campaign=tiles

http://oii-usa.org/2563/how-common-is-intersex-in-humans/

https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~issues/articles/13.1_Kelley_E_The_Guevedoces.html

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/gender-dysphoria/what-is-gender-dysphoria

https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Herman-Gendered-Restrooms-and-Minority-Stress-June-2013.pdf

Race

https://www.thoughtco.com/essential-latin-music-genres-2141628

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/06/us/politics/undocumented-illegal-immigrants

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2016/04/20/tighter-enforcement-along-us-mexico-border-backfired-researchers-find

http://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2017/apr/28/scott-peters/would-trumps-border-wall-cost-same-one-and-half-us

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-0/us-politics/trump-mexico-wall-g20-talks-no-discussion-us-border-proposal-a7829446.html

https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/teachers/educational-products/100-civics-questions-and-answers-mp3-audio-english-version

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/civics-test-high-school-laws/2650949.html

http://www.urban.org/urban-wire/immigrant-and-native-workers-compete-different-low-skilled-jobs

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/08/politics/immigrants-crime/index.html

https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/criminalization-immigration-united-states

https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/styles/panopoly_image_original/public/wysiwyg_uploads/american_immigration_council/criminalization_of_immigration_figures_1-4.png

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2016/07/07/how-news-networks-criminalize-black-victims-police-violence/211427,http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKJiJ-ZUEAATwYP.png,http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/gazette-kcrg-tv9-photos-explained-20150403

http://nation.foxnews.com/alabama-shooter/2010/02/23/ap-alabama-shooter-was-brilliant-social-misfit

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/oregon-school-shooting-picture-emerging-of-teen-gunman-jared-michael-padgett

http://www.dailynews.com/article/LA/20140525/NEWS/140529675

https://sanfranciscopolice.org/sites/default/files/REVISED5_02.pdf

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/law-enforcement-and-race

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/01/11/behind-the-badge/#most-officers-have-had-at-least-some-training-in-key-areas-of-reform

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/01/11/police-culture/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/31/the-counted-police-killings-2015-young-black-men

https://We really have no idea if there’s ‘an epidemic of police violence against black people’/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/17/fbi-director-we-really-have-no-idea-if-theres-an-epidemic-of-police-violence-against-black-people/?utm_term=.0dc7d4b80696

 

Muslim

Different Headscarves:http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/24118241

Qu’ran Verse:https://quran.com/4/19

Queen Soraya Tarzi:http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/soraya-tarzi

Different Names of God:http://chestofbooks.com/reference/Bepler-Handy-Manual-Of-Knowledge/The-Name-Of-God-In-Different-Languages.html

Majority of Muslims Live in Asia :

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/31/worlds-muslim-population-more-widespread-than-you-might-think/

Islam is the Second Largest Religion: (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/06/why-muslims-are-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religious-group/

Islam means Peace:https://www.quora.com/What-does-Islam-as-an-Arabic-word-literally-mean

“Not All Muslims Are Terrorists But All Terrorists Are Muslim”:https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2010/10/15/kilmeade-defends-oreillys-view-appearance-not-a/171985

Diiferent Terrorist Groups:https://www.thoughtco.com/terrorist-groups-a-list-of-terrorist-groups-by-type-3209111

Define Terrorism:https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/downloads/Codebook.pdf

Muslims Terrorists Recive More Coverage:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/03/13/yes-the-media-do-underreport-some-terrorist-attacks-just-not-the-ones-most-people-think-of/?utm_term=.ea5e2c16f25a

Christian Terrorist isn’t as financially lucradive as Muslim Extremist:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-adams/why-white-mass-murderers-_b_7617412.html

White Nationalists Commit More Terror Attacks:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/domestic-terrorism-white-supremacists-islamist-extremists_us_594c46e4e4b0da2c731a84df

People Form Opinions From Media Coverage:https://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/nov/14/pressandpublishing.raceintheuk

Hate Crimes Against Muslims:http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/21/anti-muslim-assaults-reach-911-era-levels-fbi-data-show/

US Born Individuals are 2-5 Times more likely to commit a terror attack:http://thehill.com/latino/324607-reports-find-that-immigrants-commit-less-crime-than-us-born-citizens

Chances of attacks:https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/terrorism-immigration-risk-analysis

What You’re More Likely To Be Killed By:http://theantimedia.org/10-things-more-likely-to-kill-you-than-islamic-terror/

Quran Link 2:http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=5&verse=32

 

Gender

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/05/28/410313446/why-a-journalist-scammed-the-media-into-spreading-bad-chocolate-science

http://time.com/2809007/eat-less-exercise-more-isnt-the-answer-for-weight-loss/

http://www.history.com/news/stockholm-syndrome

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/index.htm

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/feminism

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/alice-paul

https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/topics/womans-suffrage