HU 140 Cultural Diversity Unit 5 Template

HU 140 Cultural Diversity Unit 5 Template

Community, Art, and Identity

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The people of Herzing University (Atlanta Campus featured above) makes up a rich and thriving community. This piece of visual art is something current students as well as potential students see in social media and when searching the website giving it power to build community by creating a sense of welcome. Examine the picture above and consider how it represents the ‘Identity’ of Herzing University and address the following:

· In what ways does this image create a sense of welcoming?

· In what ways does this image reflect the reality of achieving your academic goals through hard work?

· Does this image help you to embrace a new sense of empowerment for as you become a part of the Herzing University community?

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Community and Identity Through Art

Your local community is another place where you can celebrate who you are and how you contribute to society. Visit either a local newspaper website or the nearest large city newspaper to you. Go to their community page and locate three ‘positive’ images that demonstrate community in your area. Click on the word “Text” and describe the ways each image empowers your sense of community and identity. (How does this image project an “I am proud to live here” type of atmosphere). Would this image encourage others to join your community? Why? Remember to reference the image on the References page.

Community and Identity in Music

Music of all genres often tell personal stories of identity as well as broader narratives of community. For example, Lee Greenwood’s classic song, “I’m proud to be an American” demonstrates the feeling all Americans share about the opportunities they have received to build strong families and strong communities.

Go to YouTube and find a dance or musical performance that reflects your sense of community (that can be local, regional, or your Herzing community) and/or your sense of identity.

Once you select your video, click on ‘share,’ then click on ’embed,’ and finally click on ‘copy’ found at the lower right. Next, click inside the textbox below, then click on the “Insert” menu and select “Online Video” from the menu. Select the option where you ‘paste’ the embed code. If necessary, reference the video on the References page.

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