INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Berkeley High School’s Arts & Humanities Academy Senior Interdisciplinary Project for the fall semester aims to explore a variety of socio-political issues and the multiple narratives around these topics , with particular attention to how these narratives are developed, articulated, and perpetuated through mass media – and why. THE TASK: Working in groups of four, students are responsible…

You Are What You’re Told

Introduction   Transgender in the  dictionary is defined as is “denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender.” The LGBT defines it as “umbrella term to refer to all people who do not identify with their assigned gender at birth or the binary…

Allow for Trans Justice

Intro   Transgender: A word used for those whose gender identity that is different from the gender they were assigned to at birth. In this Narrative I explore the question “What is the most effective strategy for addressing the emerging transgender population in the US?” and its responses being to support the fight for equal…

Trans Rights: Artist Statement

When searching movie covers, my group and I wanted to make sure that we weren’t offending anyone with our movie poster, but still maintaining satire. After a few days of searching through movie posters my group and I found the movie cover for the “The Last Airbender”. We chose the movie cover because we thought…

If You Ain’t Cis, You Ain’t This

Artists Statement By Qasas Abdul-Aziz, Raja Elliott, and Jared Winn-Taryor  Recently, there has been much more visibility for transgender people as public personalities and activists such as Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and Chaz Bono have stepped up to the forefront speaking for transgender rights.  As a result we have learned so much about the struggles…