Final Reflection: Letter to future students: Race and Oral History (HIUS 144) Hi all, welcome aboard! Congrats on enrolling in Race and Oral History (HIUS 144). I hope you all are excited to experience a new journey in the outer area of UC San Diego. In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore Southeast, San Diego and learn about the people and its history. I am sure you all have heard incredible things about this course thus far. I was unaware of how challenging this class would be and how much time it would require outside of the classroom. Also, it was theRead More →

    These interviews concentrate on Jama Mohamed’s working at the United Women of East African center. Jama was born on January 1, 1987, in Mogadishu, Somalia but currently resides in City Heights, San Diego. He was forced to refuge from his country at the age of three and lived in a refugee camp for seven years before coming to the United States. In the interview, Jama speaks about some of the work he does at United Women of East Africa. He is committed to helping youth with mental illness issues and is motivated to help people in his community. Lastly, Jama speaks about whatRead More →

    My art project reflects a few of the essential features my interviewee Jama Mohamed shared with me during our interview on May 24, 2018. In our interview, we spoke about his commitment to working at United Women East Africa (UWEAST) center and helping underserved children in his community. Some of the work Jama does at UWEAST evolves on helping youth with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and developed trauma. What he spoke about mental health is an issue many people experience on a day-to-day basis. However, through his time working at UWEAST, Jama connects and helps the children with any serviceRead More →

    On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Race and Oral History class took a detour to South East San Diego, California.  We visited a historical landmark that has captivated the world, known as Chicano Park. This park is the largest outdoor mural exhibition in the country, it depicts and portrays the story of the residents of San Diego’s Barrio Logan in the form of murals. These murals stand as high as the T-shaped highway pylons that hold the San Diego Interstate 5.  As I drove by the park, I tried to understand the message being expressed through this parks mural, without any clue of theRead More →