Making Herstory is back for another semester of engaging our students in community dialogue and discussing transformative strategies for creating lasting, community change!
As a reminder, and for those new to Making Herstory, “Making HERstory is a safe space for southside OKC high school students to learn about and discuss feminism, ethnic studies, and how their rich histories & personal narratives can be used as a form of empowerment to becoming socially and politically conscious beings of society.”
This semester, we will facilitate both beginner and intermediate level programs.
Applications for either program are due by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.
Our classes are held at Southern Oaks Library located at 6900 South Walker, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73139.
We expect a commitment to active participation in group discussions during class time–by listening, contributing, being on time, and being present with us. We ask you to commit to 4 weeks in the Making Herstory space. If after those 4 weeks, you do not feel benefited by our programs then you will be released from further commitment.
The Beginner’s Program is similar to an Introduction to Social Issues Affecting OKC and will include group discussions about pop culture, spoken word poetry, the rise of Ethnic Studies, The Tulsa Greenwood Race Riots, the school-to-prison pipeline, immigration reform, etc.
If you are a student without previous exposure to Making Herstory, this is the program for you! Ages of students may vary–looking for high school aged youth.
First Class: Monday, September 15, 2014.
Beginner’s Program Application (scroll to the bottom of application)
The Intermediate Program will include more rigorous, critical questioning and discussions on societal issues affecting South OKC. Curriculum is still being developed but will include advanced-level discussions on: white privilege, institutional racism, the prison-industrial complex, U.S. foreign war policy, Women of Color feminism, LGBTQ issues, organizing tactics, etc.
If you are a former student of Making Herstory OR an applicant who already posses a strong foundational understanding of our topics, this is the program for you! Be ready to dig into difficult and worthwhile discussions that further expand on the foundations you learned last year!
First Class: Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Intermediate Program Application (scroll to the bottom of application)
** Making Herstory encourages diversity, freedom of expression, and breaking away from the box, therefore topics for both programs are flexible and subject to change or modification.
**Further information on course requirements is available on each application and will be further discussed on the first day of each class!
Thank you for sharing in our excitement! We are ready to grow, learn, share, transform, and empower! We look forward to getting to know you!
–Making Herstory Team
Have additional questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact Making Herstory Staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Making HERstory facebook page !