This week I finally gave my presentation. And I have to say, without a doubt, that this book and learning more about bell hooks really opened my eyes to so many things. Like I learned and talked about at the divided states forum, if you believe in something you need to be passionate about it so people will listen. She was very passionate about race and gender and how it applies to the lives of black women, and I definitely listened. I actually enjoyed giving my presentation and talking about this important topic and figuring out how I and others can incorporate race and gender into our classrooms. It is so important, in my eyes, to include strives in our fields that were done by minorities into our lessons, to show everyone in our classes that they can succeed at whatever they put their minds to.
I also went to the Early College high school this week and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my time here. That school is just amazing, it’s very student driven and also from what I could see, pretty diverse. I saw kids of different races and genders. As the semester goes on I will be visiting there more, and I can’t wait to see what this school has to offer since it is so different than any other school I’ve ever seen in my life.