Weeks 3-4 (Sep 24th – Oct 7).
Digital citizenship promotes global understanding when our digital presence allows us to share virtual space with others, regardless of geography. And it is tempting, but dangerous, to imagine this virtual space as “one.” But we are not all equal in that space. Some of us are louder, more visible, and some of us more vulnerable.
What would it mean to develop critical digital citizenship on the premises of empathy and social justice? How can we build critical trust in our community exchanges in order to help us confront our own bias and blindspots?
Read & annotate: Lina Mounzer’s War in Translation (hypothes.is annotation link)
Watch & reflect: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on The danger of a single story (video)
Watch & reflect: Binna Kandola on Diffusing bias (video)
Play game & reflect: Syrian Journey
Play game & reflect: Spent
Online studio visit and discussion with invited guests (TBD)
Optional resources & activities:
Activity: Try the IAT (Implicit Association Test) for two different topics and blog your reflections (mentioned by Binna Kandola)
Short video: How to tell someone they sound racist (ice breaker for class) by Jay Smooth
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