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Diversity & Social Justice Series

Course Description:

A consciousness-raising analysis and evaluation of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Arabism on individual, institutional, and cultural levels. Expanding one’s knowledge about Anti-Semitism and Anti-Arabism, increasing personal awareness of one’s socialization and assumptions, and the application of this knowledge and awareness for individual and social change are emphasized. Relation to Graduation Requirements: Areas D: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Area H1: Ethnic Studies Relation to degrees and certificate programs: This is a core course for the Diversity and Social Justice certificate Internet URL: Students seeking disability-related accommodations are encouraged to register with Disabled Students Programs and Services located in room R323 of the Rosenberg Library, (415) 452-5481.

For the Mission campus, contact Karen Rachels at 1125 Valencia Street, Room 151, (415) 920-6037. Plagiarism: Plagiarism occurs when someone knowingly or unknowingly presents another person’s words or ideas as his or her own. Any work turned in for this class must meet CCSF’s standards for academic honesty. Any students are unsure about how to apply these rules are urged to consult with the instructor prior to turning in any written work. 2 Cheating: Cheating or helping others to cheat on tests or quizzes can have severe consequences. Those who cheat on a test will receive a zero grade that cannot be dropped, changed, or made up.

Repeated cheating can lead to further sanctions, even suspension from the College. So don’t jeopardize your self-respect or your education by engaging in this self-punishing behaviour. Student Learning Objectives: This course has basic learning goals of knowledge, awareness, and action. This course aims to teach skills that can be used on personal, professional, and institutional levels. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

• Outcome 1:

Describe and analyze anti-Semitism and anti-Arabism as systems of oppression and privilege.

• Outcome 2:

Assess biases and stereotypes regarding anti-Semitism and anti-Arabism.

• **Outcome 3:

Examine individual and collective ways of taking action in response to antiSemitism and anti-Arabism.

• Outcome 4:

Explain the intersectionality of distinct forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Arabism with other distinct forms of social oppression.

**We will be paying particular attention to this one. Course Requirements The requirements for this course include

1. Your attendance for the ENTIRE class on BOTH days. No tardiness is accepted (If you are late you will not receive credit for the class.)

2. Your full participation in interactive and writing exercises during class. 3. Homework assignment (attached) Students who successfully complete the homework will earn a pass (P) — and if you are taking the class for a grade, then you can earn a letter grade of A, B, or C, depending o 4 IDST 81B: Anti-Arabism/Anti-Semitism, Diversity and Social Justice HOMEWORK / Spring 2019 –Due Midnight May 11, 2019, THIS PAPER HAS TWO PARTS – PART A, ANTI-ARABISM, & PART B, ANTI-SEMITISM — AND YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH OF THEM. Completing the assignment below will result in a Pass (P). If you are taking this class for a GRADE, and you complete the assignment below, you will receive at least a “C”. To receive an “A” or a “B” we will consider: • your participation in class

• how closely you follow the directions for the homework

• how clearly, thoughtfully, and thoroughly you communicate the ideas in your paper, showing us that you understand and have learned from the readings AND class discussions.

PART A. ANTI-ARABISM—see #1 AND #2 below Throughout this class, we’ve explored the connections between not just anti-Semitism and anti-Arabism, but also other forms of discrimination.

This was recently brought into sharp relief by the killing of Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand and the hateful and White supremacist statements made by the man who carried out this crime. For this reflection, write on how you see the role of allies in combatting hate and violence in two parts: 1. Read the following three articles:

*White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic *The Islamophobia Industry and the Demonization of Palestine: Implications for American Studies *Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia Statement in Response to New Zealand Tragedy, 3/16/19 Write one full page reflecting upon and analyzing one of the above articles and explaining how you see the role of allies in combatting hate and violence 2. Answer the following question: (next page) 5 Have you witnessed an incident of stereotyping discrimination or hate against Arabs in your community or neighbourhood?

What did you do? If not, what would you do if you were to witness an incident? If you witnessed an incident tomorrow, what you would do, using the new skills you have acquired in this workshop?

Provide your reflection on these questions, including a step by step plan of intervention that you would follow. —One page double-spaced

PART B. ANTI-SEMITISM: Reflection Paper about what you learned reading 2 articles about anti-Semitism. See below: Students are required to read: 1) The Pamphlet “the past didn’t go anywhere: making resistance to anti-Semitism part of all of our movements,” by April Rosenblum. You can find it here: or here: PLUS 2) Read any other article in the Anti-Semitism section of your Reader (IN ADDITION TO Rosenblum above). Here are 2 suggestions of articles in the Reader; one of them is also online, the other is only in the Reader. You could use EITHER of these articles below, in addition to Rosenblum – OR ANY article in the antiSemitism part of the Reader, in addition to Rosenblum: • “Making Our Movements Stronger by Resisting Antisemitism,” by Jonah Boyarin and Dania Rajendra, Everyday Feminism, (or page 126-130 in the Reader) • “Nazi Holocaust Maps” p. 168-173 in the Reader but not online (Note: these are also in the Readers for this class for previous years, which should still be in the CCSF Library) So you are reading TWO articles for PART B (anti-Semitism) of your homework—INCLUDING ROSENBLUM. Then: • write a 2-page REFLECTION PAPER that INCLUDES BOTH #1 AND #2 BELOW: • 1) 3 things you learned from April Rosenblum’s pamphlet — and how this relates to your life and your own thinking • 2) 3 things you learned from whatever another article you chose to read in the Anti-Semitism part of the Reader – and how this relates to your life and your own thinking

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