Within this blog post I write a summary of Chapter 16 entitled: “Tucson, Arizona, ca. 1994-2018” from the Book: “EL NORTE.” I combine Gibsons views with my own research endeavours. Topics of discussion include: the School Systems, USMCA (NAFTA), Immigration, Immigration Legislation and Border Spaces.
Within this writing I reflect upon a recent documentary that aired on ABC’s Soul of Nation as a special for Hispanic / Spanish Heritage Month. I was particularly drawn to the Dolores Huerta interview and the discussion of Mount Cristo Rey. This documentary connected well to the current book reading of “EL NORTE” especially as this is the first ever documentary that I have watched with a focus on Hispanic / Spanish Heritage. thank you to ABC’s team. Thank you to everyone involved in putting together this documentary!!!
Within these thoughts I reflect upon the term grey literature and the development of a research idea. The pursuit that requires love and to be cared for.
These thoughts reflect upon the recent DNC 2020 speech by Dr. Jill Biden, where Dr. Biden utilized personification, which is a type of metaphor to purport the unity and healing of nations. Within these thoughts I further reflect upon her ideas to create a teaching and learning lesson plan that can be utilized for senior level grades and the Freshman, Sophomore years.
These thoughts reflect upon the DNC 2020 discussion from Dr. Jill Biden, especially with regards to the personification of nation to family, and family relationships. I contend that just as familial relations are complex, so too are that of nation, which also has many dynamics that need to be considered to imagine, restore, rebuild and re-create visions for nation. Thank you Dr. Jill Biden!