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Diferentes Pero Iguales

May 5, 2021 | Amplifying Social Justice, Amplifying Student Voices

Magdaline, Pena-Villa is a 1st-year student majoring in Liberal Arts – Science and Math. “What inspired me to do this piece was the experience I had when I first went to a New York school. I was treated with racism by students. I wrote a story that people can relate to or get to feel connected with the person in the story. For example, many people who are going through a similar experience of racism as what the girl named Madelin went through in the story, they will feel connected with the character in the story. I also want people who mistreat others because of their skin color and their language to understand what that person feels when treating them with a difference. I am proud to let people know that we are all the same regardless of our skin color. I know that these words I said need to be heard, especially in the United States.”

Diversity in a World of Inequality

May 5, 2021 | Amplifying Social Justice, Amplifying Student Voices

Kyla Landicho is a 2nd-year student majoring in Human Services. “I want people to recognize that it takes a community and any individual to make a difference by acknowledging the steps one can take to amplify diversity, equity and acting upon them. It can start with people beholding the intersectionality and complexities many individuals in our society experience. As stated in the piece I have shared, from research to practice, we can achieve diversity.”

What It’s Like Being a Black, Gay and Non-Binary Person

May 5, 2021 | Amplifying Diversity, Amplifying Student Voices

Julian Joseph is a 2nd-year student majoring in Liberal Arts – Social Science & Humanities. “I have always wanted to share my voice with people and to those who are not ready to speak out for themselves. I think this is a good idea because I love being part of the queer community and being who I am. I think that people should be proud of who they are and be grateful that they are alive and here. I always say to myself that things will get better. It is always good to learn things from your past especially dealing with homophobia.”

Street Art – Art or Crime?

March 4, 2021 | Amplifying Social Justice, Amplifying Student Voices

Fatima Butt is a 1st-year student majoring in Business Administration. “I have always loved street art: I find it beautiful, mysterious, and intriguing. It has helped me understand people and their emotions. It is often used to express emotions and get justice. It is also about freedom, creativity, analyzing, and as I mentioned in my infographic, a colorful world = a happier place.”

People of Color During the Pandemic

March 4, 2021 | Amplifying Social Justice, Amplifying Student Voices

Hridika Tasnim is a 1st-year student majoring in Liberal Arts – Science & Math. “Racial inequality is present, and the pandemic did not stop racism around the world. The pandemic has affected everyone a lot, especially people of color and I try to convey so through this infographic.”

Coffee & Kindness

March 4, 2021 | Amplifying Health & Wellness, Amplifying Student Voices

Isamarie Cortez is a 1st-year student majoring in Liberal Arts – Social Science & Humanities. “I had completed my first semester at Guttman and had taken a semester off. I wrote this poem during this time off. I enjoy writing and poems as a form of art therapy that keeps me mentally strong. It is interesting to look back as this was before COVID and how different things are now in NYC. It is almost as it is from a time long gone, and I  wonder if it will ever come back.”

Growing Within Peace

March 4, 2021 | Amplifying Diversity, Amplifying Student Voices

Sumya Nur is a first-year student majoring in Urban Studies. “My artwork “Growing Within Peace” inspired me to draw about growing with diversity in our world to show that love comes in many ways, colors, and not just see it as one red heart.”

Fallen Petals on April 12

March 4, 2021 | Amplifying Diversity, Amplifying Student Voices

Fabiola Cohate is a 1st-year student majoring in Urban Studies. “In the past few months, I have wanted to be able to recognize the heroes during this pandemic, which are the essential workers. Those essentials workers have been providing food for us to support our family, but many of these people in the front line have lost their lives and are not being seen as heroes yet.”

Meme Series: Night of the Living Dead as an Allegory for the Events of the Civil Rights Movement

January 11, 2021 | Amplifying Social Justice, Amplifying Student Voices

Kai Pena-Chavez is a 2nd-year student majoring in Liberal Arts – Social Science & Humanities. “Fear is a universal emotion, one that reflects our cultural values. My submission aims to examine Night of the Living Dead (1968) as a racial allegory that encapsulates the violence and social tensions in America during the Civil Rights Movement.”

Easy Recipe for Chilaquiles Verdes

January 11, 2021 | Amplifying Health & Wellness, Amplifying Student Voices

Natalia Damian is a 2nd year student majoring in Human Services. “This dish was meant to be super easy and fun to make. I wanted to show a recipe that people may not know of because it is not as common as tacos or tamales which are more popular Mexican foods. I wanted to express my culture by showing a meal that does not take up a lot of time.”