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Adjunct Faculty Ruben Solis led the first class of the Atlanta Campus 2014 Emancipation Autumn in a deeper analysis of decolonizing power and violence of the state. The course assisted participants in understanding the history and context of the environmental and climate justice movements. Beginning by exploring the definitions of environmental and climate justice the course ended with students reflecting on
What power do we have to individually and organizationally commit to systems change.” A document with student reflections is available for download at the end of this page.

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The class was also joined by film maker and activist Catherine Murphy who screened her film “Maestra: A film about the Cuban Literacy Campaign” a powerful film that explored the 1961 Cuban campaign to introduce literacy to

A seven minute trailer can be seen here http://www.theliteracyproject.org/ and more information can be found at http://www.maestrathefilm.org/

 

Student ReflectionsAnonynous

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