Image: Adinkra symbol “Sesa wo suban” — Change/transformation, via Adinkra.org
This is our last meeting before spring break. We’ll start the class with Wilson and skip the Amsterdam News this week to do a progress report on your fieldwork assignments. We’ll meet one-on-one and be ready to discuss where you are, what you’re doing, and how the community work is going so far.
Read Chapter 9 (“The Policy Formation Process”) in Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Black Power slowly and carefully. Only one chapter this week, as it is longer than most. This chapter lays out the process by which public policies are formed and the views of people in influential positions are shaped by various forces. Pay special attention to the following chapter sections:
Questions to think about as you read:
I think all of you got the assignments for the final paper and presentation, but they’re now on the Assignments page as PDF downloads just in case. Start looking at your fieldwork and begin taking notes. Begin reflecting on your experiences and organizing ideas.