'Power is rooted in the control of coercive force and in the control of the means of production. However, in capitalist societies this reality is not legitimized by rendering the powerful divine, but obscuring their existence.' - Poor People's Movement Article
Read this article on the relationship between power and class. Within the political system participation is highly regulated by access to a variety of resources. This article highlights the various barriers to political participation and the use and misuse of power within the government. Read the article attached here.
In 150 words (minimum) answer the following questions. Be sure to respond to ONE other student.
Community Events Discussion
For extra credit and all around fabulousness you have the opportunity to attend local community events and post about them on our blog for extra credit on your short essay assignments. The same word requirements apply (at least 150 words).
DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGHarvest of Empire: The Untold Stories of Latinos in America at the college on Wednesday, Oct 23rd at 2 pm and a conversation/ Q &A with the co-director and producer Eduardo Lopez after the screening.
Given the importance of this topic generally, and within our area, specifically, I am hoping that you will be able to attend this event. It is not often that we have an opportunity to dialogue with people entrenched in the actual creation and research of a film as critical as this, but we do believe that it is important to make those opportunities available to faculty and to students, so this is yet another event that we are quite proud to announce. Please look at the trailer of the film.
Do join us! Though admission is free, tickets are limited so please reserve your ticketsat https://wvcharvestofempire.eventbrite.com
Details: Harvest of Empire screening with co-Director and Producer Eduardo Lopez
14000 Fruitvale , Saratoga, CA 95070
Free Parking in lot 7
Time and date: 2-430 on Oct 23