1. How does Ross depict the intersection of gender and race in the response to Hurricane Katrina? How is this further impacted by the notion of security vs. insecurity?
2. How did the media portray race in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? How does this stigmatize relief efforts for women of color? Use the racialized disaster patriarchy theory to describe these results.
3. Explain the connection between ethnicity and power as evidenced in Sri Lanka. How did this alter the impact of the tsunami on various groups? Why do you think it is important to consider these cultural differences in response and recovery in terms of gender?
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Link (website): Narrated PowerPoint Tutorial
- Minimum of 8 scholarly resources (These are from the Week 4 Annotated Bibliography. Conduct additional research as needed.)
For this project, select a person whom you believe had significant influence (positive or negative) on a movement for social, economic, and/or political change in the 20th and 21st centuries. Explore and address the following in your project:
- Summarize the person’s ideas.
- How did the ideas or changes affect the establishment and status quo?
- What was the context in which this person proposed ideas/change?
- How did the government or the people respond to the ideas/change?
- What sort of following or support did he/she have?
- How have the ideas/actions of the person influenced contemporary cultures and ideas?
For the final presentation, make sure to go beyond the surface information and go into depth about the person you are researching.
Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:
The final step in the course project is to develop the presentation with audio narration.
- You may use PowerPoint or another method (mp4 file) approved by your instructor.
- Deliver the presentation in a professional and engaging manner.
- Include parenthetical in-text citations support observations made in the presentation. Make sure to read the citations when recording your narration.