Purpose To explore your diversity in the academic, professional, and social aren

Purpose
To explore your diversity in the academic, professional, and social aren

Purpose
To explore your diversity in the academic, professional, and social arenas.
To enrich this exploration throughout the semester as we cover numerous topics in this class.
Tasks
Reflect on the purpose of the assignment and write down what comes to your mind (these notes can be useful later).
Read the following articles:The Complexity of Identity: “Who Am I?” by Beverly Daniel Tatum (5 pages): Assignt#1_The-Complexity-of-IdentitybyB.Tatum(1992) (1).docx (Write down the three most important points)
UCLA faculty voice- Why ‘intersectionality’ is vital to justice for all.docx (Write down the three most important points)
Watch the following short videos:”Who Am I?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-h_fJFQcds (3 min). (Is there something you missed when you read the article?)
Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk? | Beverly Daniel Tatum (13 min)
The urgency of intersectionality by Kimberly Crenshaw
Decide if you want to write a) a poem or b) a short essay.
a) Poem (25 points)
After completing tasks 1 through 5, write a poem incorporating elements from the article and videos that resonated with you. The poem will explore who you are today regarding culture, ethnic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, social/economic status, and experiences with privilege and/or oppression.
If you want to write a poem but are unsure how to do it, read the short article Assignt#1_What Is Poetry.docx
You can also use this link: https://letterreview.com/how-to-compose-a-poem/
Your poem should contain at least ten lines or three stanzas with four lines each.
The poem will explore who you are today regarding culture, ethnic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, social/economic status, and experiences with privilege and/or oppression.
b) Essay (25 points)
After completing tasks 1 through 5, write an essay incorporating elements from the articles and videos that resonated with you. The essay will explore who you are today regarding culture, ethnic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, social/economic status, and experiences with privilege and/or oppression.
If you want to write an essay, your essay should be at least 500 words (2 double-spaced pages)
Full Credit Criteria
Your submission demonstrates that you have read and reflected on the purpose of the assignment.
Your submission demonstrates that you completed all the steps in the tasks section.
Your submission is thoughtful and coherent and has been proofread (points will be deducted otherwise).
If your submission is late (one week after the due date, it will earn up to 75% or 35.7 points.
Your submission should be in a Word document, pdf, or text. Do not submit images of your work (pictures of hand-written essays or poems.)

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