Hope in the dark



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HOPE IN THE DARK

SCHEDULE - Subject to Change. Check in class/on web for updates.


Week 1


Liberty



Mon Jan 4

Introductions

Historical changes in our lifetime

What’s in a seminar/seminar video

First chapter of Solnit



Wed Jan 6

Seminar on Solnit 1

Freewriting

Our learning community


DUE: READ Solnit 1-56

LOOK UP historical reference in Solnit

Fri Jan 8

Seminar on Solnit 2

Film: The 11th Hour

Paraphrasing: a first look


DUE: READ Solnit 56-end

WRITE Seminar Prep on Solnit

Week 2

Liberty



Mon Jan 11

Assign Essay 1

Look at ProjectGutenberg

Intro to Women Studies/History
Seminar on Griffin 1
DUE: READ Griffin 1-52 (Liberty)

WRITE Seminar prep 2 Griffin Liberty


Wed Jan 13

Jefferson and the Declaration

Letters of John & Abigail Adams

“Remember the Ladies”

Paraphrasing Practice
DUE: READ Declaration of Independence

See Project Gutenberg


Fri Jan 15

Seminar on Griffin 2


Writing workshop

DUE: READ Griffin 53-139

WRITE Seminar prep 3 on Griffin “Yosemite”


Week 3

Liberty -
Freedom



Mon Jan 18
ML King HOLIDAY – No Class

Wed Jan 20

Essay 1 – Small Group work


What is Patriotism?

DUE: READ True Patriot, 1-51 + Pictures

WRITE Essay 1 ROUGH DRAFT

Fri Jan 22

Seminar on Thoreau


Writing Workshop – Strong Verbs

DUE: READ Thoreau (selections)

WRITE Seminar prep on Thoreau

Week 4


Freedom


Mon Jan 25

Abolition and Suffrage speeches


Film: Not for Ourselves Alone
Essay 1: Peer Review
DUE: READ: Suffrage & Abolition selections – Course Reader

WRITE Essay 1 REVISED DRFT

Wed Jan 27

Abolition and Suffrage

Whitman in Context (with reading)
Film: The Civil War 1 (selected)



Fri Jan 29

Seminar – Whitman + Jordan

Freedom Songs


DUE: READ Whitman + Jordan

WRITE: Seminar prep on Whitman




Week 5

Freedom

Mon Feb 1

Film: Not for Ourselves Alone


Films and Synthesis work
Assign Essay 2
DUE: Essay 1 FINAL

Wed Feb 3

Guest Speaker-- Eric Liu


Work on Essay 2

DUE: READ True Patriot, 69-end


Fri Feb 5

Fishbowl Seminar: Solnit, Griffin, Thoreau, Whitman, Jordan, Liu, synthesis.


Arts and the Harlem Renaissance
PREPARE for Fishbowl Seminar

Week 6


Rights

Mon Feb 8

Essay 2: Small Group Work

PIE, Thesis workshop, Transitions, etc.

Report back on Harlem Renaissance




DUE: WRITE Essay 2 Rough Draft

Wed Feb 10

Mini-seminar: Griffin 140-194 “Blue Jeans”


DUE: READ Griffin 140-194

WRITE: Mid-Quarter Self Evaluation

Fri Feb 12

Seminar: Griffin 2 (Blue Jeans, Jazz, Song)


Film: Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg


DUE: READ Griffin 140-286

WRITE Seminar prep on Griffin 2

Week 7


Rights


Mon Feb 15
President’s day holiday – No Class

Wed Feb 17

Essay 2: Peer Review


Guest speaker – Beverly Naidus

DUE: WRITE Essay 2 Revised draft

Fri Feb 19

Seminar: Ginsberg


Bob Dylan


DUE: READ Ginsberg Howl whole book

WRITE Seminar prep on Ginsberg

Week 8


Rights


Mon Feb 22

Diane di Prima – video and poems


Film: Eyes on the Prize

DUE: Essay 2 FINAL

READ: di Prima from Course Reader

Wed Feb 24

Civil Rights Movement

Leila Steinberg – Hip Hop and Empowerment

Assign Essay 3


DUE: READ Freshwater Road… (at least first half)

Fri Feb 26

Seminar: Freshwater Road


Library research 1

DUE: READ Freshwater Road

WRITE: Seminar prep – Freshwater Rd.




Week 9

Justice



Mon Mar 1

Chavez & the Chicano Movement

Film: Struggle in the Fields
Essay 3: Brainstorm ideas

DUE: READ Moraga (course reader)


Wed Mar 3

Guest Speaker--Paul Loeb


American Indian Movement

Film: Wounded Knee/We Shall Remain



READ: Loeb Intro and…

Fri Mar 5

Seminar: Poets and Feminists

Second Wave Women’s Rights Movement

DUE: READ Poets: Rich, Lorde, Rose, Piercy, Levertov.

WRITE Seminar prep (selected poet)



Week 10

Justice

Mon Mar 8

The Sixties…


Essay 2 – Small Group Work

Library research 2



DUE: WRITE Essay 3 Rough Draft

Wed Mar 10

Impossible Will Take a Little While

Jigsaw seminar




DUE: Read, Impossible, as assigned

Fri Mar 12

Fishbowl Seminar: Loeb, Poets, Moraga, Ginsberg, Nicholas, di Prima…

Film: This is What Democracy Looks Like

DUE: Prep for Fishbowl Seminar


Week 11

Justice


Mon Mar 15

Essay 3 – Peer Review


Group Presentations
Film: Made in LA

DUE: Essay 3 REVISED

Wed Mar 17
Group Presentations


Fri Mar 19

Last class: Potluck

Group Presentations

Essay 3 – FINAL DUE

Final Self Evaluation Due

No work will be accepted after this class!


Week 12
Finals

week


Mon March 22


March 24
Winter quarter ends

Happy spring…..




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