Week 9: Nov 30-Dec 3
- Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy
- Make sure you have finished Yoga for a World Out of Balance
Announcement (in case you missed it in week 8): John DeGraaf at “Take Back Your Time Day” sent out a call for internship applications. Check out their work, including an announcement about John’s latest film, at www.takebackyourtime.org.
BILL’S SEMINAR: Independent Projects are due at 5 PM Thursday afternoon, December 3. It would be nicer if you can give him a hard copy of your work before 6 PM on Wednesday, December 2. (He will be at the academic fair in the Gym from 4 – 6 PM. That would be a good drop-off point. You can also scoot it under his office door, Lab II, rm 3264, on Wednesday before 5 PM.) Work submitted on Thursday should be done via email.
Student-led seminars – please bring both Macy AND Stone to seminar today.
Due: Bring these pieces of writing to seminar and see how they might start your conversation. No need to re-write them.
- Write one paragraph on your current understanding of Hope and how it has changed from this reading.
- Write one paragraph on your current understanding of Power and how it has changed from this reading.
- In class one day, one of you “accidentally “ referred to Stone’s book as Yoga for a Fucked Up World. Please find three connections between Macy’s work in Active Hope and the ideas presented by Michael Stone.
- Review ch. 4 and the seven common resistances to pain. Bring in an example from the media in which you see one of these resistance strategies being used. Discuss this in one paragraph.
- Write 3 conceptual questions that have emerged for you from reading this part of the book.
Discussion of Macy
- CK and TAS’s seminars hand in a seminar description.
- EVERYONE: your ticket from yesterday AND the Connect, Extend Challenge (CEC) assignment (which was also given Week 1 for a different text). As you read the text, or after you have read it and you go back and reflect on it, mark your margins with a pen in the following way: a. A check mark indicating where the ideas and information presented CONNECTED to what you already know b. An “E” beside new ideas that EXTENDED or pushed your thinking in new directions, and c. A “?” next to what is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you to get your mind around. Bring these marked up texts to class on Tuesday.
Film and discussion: I AM
Movement Workshop – Wear Comfortable Clothes for Movement
Due: Bill’s seminar projects due by 5 pm!