Pictures from Day 1 of Mural Painting

Images from Day 1 of Mural Painting

Mural Submissions Slideshow

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Video From Second Dialogue

Here are some of the video clips used during the Second Dialogue on February 6

A Class Divided:

You can watch the whole program here:


Here is one of the clips from the Angry Eyes film we watched:

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Jenna's Mural Composition

Richard Haynes Introduction to First Workshop

Here is some Audio of the Introduction that Richard Haynes gave to the process we will use for the first Workshop.


Audio from Richard Haynes’s Instructions

Summary of Workflow:

  1. Find an Image of what diversity means to your generation, or what it means to you at Saint Anselm College.
  2. Place an overhead transparency sheet over the image (or a piece of Tracing Paper) and use a fine tip Sharpie marker to trace the main shapes you want to use. (You can move the transparency to move objects from the picture or to include shapes from more than one picture.)
  3. Make a xerox copy of your tracing. (You can blow it up to around 5 x 7 or post card size if it is small) Make a number of copies as you’ll be trying out different color combinations on each one during weekend workshops.
  4. Use special crayons provided at upcoming workshops to color in the shapes on the copy to try out color schemes.
We will be doing the tracing and coloring in the upcoming workshops, but you should pick out and bring some images with you to the first workshop. If you want to trace prior to workshop — go to the Multicultural Center, the Humanities Office or contact Prof. Asbury at kasbury@anselm.edu to pickup tracing paper or transparency sheets in advance.
Tracing/Mural Design Idea
by Jennifer Jarosz ’11

Full Audio

Here is the audio from Richard Haynes’s Full presentation after the First Dialogue for anyone who missed his initial presentation.

Full Audio from Introductory Presentation on 1/29

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Dialogue I Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of the first Diversity Dialogue on January 29 led by Ellen Semran.
You can find photos here: http://theshapeofdiversity.org/images-from-dialogue-i/

Introduction to Diversity and Social Justice

Handout (pdf)

Audio from Introduction

Hearts and Minds and Identity

Handout (pdf)

Audio on Hearts and Minds and Identity


Handout on Priviledge(pdf)

Audio on Priviledge


Two videos were shown. They can be seen here:


What Diversity Means to Us (One Word)

Each participant contributed one word.
What Diversity Means to Us (One Word)

Color Study for Mural by Jenna Jarosz '11

From our weekend Workshops…

Color Study for Mural by Jenna Jarosz '11

Codifying Discrimination?

‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ by Gil Scott-Heron

Poet/Spoken Word Artist Gil Scott-Heron talks about the meaning behind his piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Excerpt from The 90′s by Skip Blumberg.

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$aint An$elm $tudent$ are not all the $ame

     Many people say that all Saint A’s students are all the same; personally, I feel that we are all so very different.  Being a liberal arts college,  kids with different backgrounds and different personallities come from all over to pursue their studies in a variety of majors.

      In the case of saint anselm college, there are  many students who a re legacies: whose mother, brother, sister, grandfather and second-cousin-once-removed have all gone to saint a’s, so they really don’t have much a choice when deciding which college to go to and have been decked out in “SAC” clothes since they were a child. Then we have the majority of kids whose parents pay for everything, they drive brand new cars into the Baroody parking lot freshman year and bring their clothes down to the cleaners to have someone else wash and fold their clothes rather than use the laundry room in the basement. Finally we have the select few that com to college with every penny they have saved from the two jobs they worked over the summer and continue to work during the school year. These kids pay for everything themselves and will probably be drowning in debt six months after they graduate.

     The overall outer impression of Saint A’s students are that they are all very polite and mesh well together. All that is true, but when it comes to people’s economic situations, separations occur even amongst friends. The more fortunate students do not care if a less fortuante student can’t afford to do something; they just go on and do what they want to go and do and leave the other student on campus. 

It is difficult to describe the Saint A’s campus situation unless you are a student who has experienced it yourself. I ask for other students and/or faculty to follow up on this post and tell whether or not you are aware of this economic diversity on campus and how could it be resolved.

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Dolce and Gabbana "rape ad"

Are we coerced into Gender “roles” by Media and Advertising?

How is masculinity and feminity depicted in the media? Are stereotypes being reinforced which keep us from being ourselves, developing qualities in ourselves that are good for all?

Dolce and Gabbana "rape ad"

Watch excerpt from Killing Us Softly to consider how these stereotypes potentially disrupt and affect our lives.

woodie guthrie poster

Woody Guthrie

(Offset lithography by Ricardo Morales Levins)

Words written by Woody Guthrie in the 1930s.