What is Making Herstory?
"Making HERstory is a safe space for southside OKC high school students to learn about and discuss feminism, ethnic studies, and how their rich histories & personal narratives can be used as a form of empowerment to becoming socially and politically conscious beings of society."
In short, Making Herstory is a space built by our high school students focusing around social issues affecting our community. The Intermediate Program will be, in short, will include more rigorous, critical questioning and discussions on societal issues affecting south OKC. Curriculum is still being developed but will include more advanced-level discussions on: white privilege, institutional racism, the prison-industrial complex, U.S. foreign war policy, Women of Color feminism, LGBTQ issues, organizing tactics, etc. Curriculum, as always, is flexible.
Who should apply to the Intermediate Program?
We ask high school students who have been in Making Herstory to apply to the Intermediate Program, but be ready to dig into difficult and worthwhile discussions. We ask you to commit to 4 weeks in the Making Herstory space and if you feel the program is not beneficial for you, you are not committed to being a member in Making Herstory.
We expect a firm commitment from all high school students in Making Herstory, whether old or new.
• You are required to write at least one blog post on our website related to a classroom discussion, out-of-class field trip, or anything affecting our community.
• You are required to attend as many classes as possible. We understand we all get busy; make sure to let us know if you won’t be able to attend a workshop or will be late.
• BE ON TIME. Be at least 15 minutes early - that will ensure you're on time.
• You are required to do a Community Action Plan (CAP) to create some form of change in the community. Do not fret, more information will be given and we will work through the process together.
• More detail will be given on the first workshop date Thursday, September 18th, 2014 @ Southern Oaks Library 5:30.
If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact Making Herstory Staff at: email@example.com or via the Making HERstory facebook page !