This Winter Quarter, members of Tell Us How UC It will collaborate with Simeon Man, Inaugural Director of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Program and Windi Sasaki, Associate Director, Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) Programs and Services on an oral history project to capture stories and preserve the history of AAPI student activism at UCSD. The first cohort of students will meet with a range of guest speakers including UCSD alumni, faculty, and librarians to provide context, draw connections and learn about the oral history process. Learn more at: More →

Members of the project presented the student activism timeline as part of the Social Science Division training for incoming Teaching Assistants (SS TA Training) to help prepare them to teach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion courses. “One of our goals is to help incoming graduate students to understand some of the events that occurred during 2010, and the student activism that helped lead to changes on campus (including the DEI requirement). The archives will be a real resource for TAs to draw from and to use in their teaching.” Department of Anthropology Graduate Professionalization CoordinatorRead More →

This Anthropology: Sociocultural Anthropology seminar, created and taught by Dr. Hanna Garth, traces the historical roots and growth of the Black Lives Matter social movement in the United States and comparative global contexts. For their final projects, students were asked to get into groups and create or improve wikipedia pages that have something to do with the course content/Black people. They drew on printed and digital resources for citations in building their pages. The Tell Us How UC It team spoke with the class about how to effectively use the library and digital materials for these kinds of projects, and the experience with Tell UsRead More →

On Friday, June 2, 2017, members of the Tell Us How UC It project team presented to a Sixth College CAT 3 writing program course titled: Art of the Protest: Cultural Production, Protest, & Technologies of Change, taught by Dr. Phoebe Bronstein. As described in its syllabus, “This writing and communication course will focus on the rhetoric, technology, and art of American protest, with special attention understanding the role of technology (from the printing press to twitter) in civil disobedience. This course insists on the importance of historical memory, asking how the history of American protests aids in and informs the formation of contemporary movements,Read More →

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, members of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project gave a presentation to the Spring 2017 ANTH21: Race & Racism course, taught by Dr. Hanna Garth, about the project with regards to race & racism. In thinking about representing student perspectives and how many stories go untold, the final activity of the presentation was a prompt for the students to write on a post-it note their responses to the question “What would you want future students to know about how you are experiencing this current political era?” Student responses can be seen at More →