Belated post for this week: a short documentary about Fereshteh Toosi’s First-Year Seminar class at Columbia College Chicago by Mary Burth, Michael Rawls, Kathleen Young, Simone Zebot
It’s “throwback Thursday” and to celebrate I’m sharing some work created by my First-Year Seminar students in the Fall of 2012. Each Thursday for the rest of the semester I’ll post a new video. This week I’m also including a link to a bonus file, a primer called FYS for Dummies, by Lizzie D’Elia, Zach Lona, and...
Inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” FYS Students did a full class Study on the current and volatile questions surrounding police misconduct. You can see their work on Tublr: http://artistsforjustice.tumblr.com. To introduce their complex collaboration, they introduce the site with this statement: “We should fear the single story....

Sebastian Jimenez-Galindo from Lisa DiFranza on Vimeo.

Last September, our FYS class hiked down to the Theater Department, and entered a dark room, to see Sebastian Jimenez-Galindo’s first FYS Study – a profound, thoughtful monologue exploring identity. In his Rationale, Sebastian wrote: “My main question for this project started broadly being WHO AM I? And if this were the high school...