What forces converge to create the conflict of police brutality in America?
Gate Symposium Reflections: Reflection #1: From all the articles that I have read it contains many information about police brutality that I never knew about. Many of the articles were basically of facts and occasions that have occured within the concept of police brutality. Some articles contain a lot of the African American’s perspective and their bias in the concept of police brutality. Many of their opinions had to do with believing that the law enforcement is being racist causing police brutality to occur. In other articles it would show the point of view of the police and the reason behind police brutality , specially when it comes to killing someone. Police officers don’t want to kill some Black people but it is self defense because in some occasions they have been armed which makes some policemen cautious. I hope to find articles with perspectives of police and how it is being in the system and reality as well because it would help a lot with our projects. My collaboration with my partner is alright but not the best sometimes my partner tends to get distracted which may provoke some class time to be wasted. Sometimes my partner doesn’t want to think critically which may have an effect. Although i am not really concerned about our collaboration problem because it can be resolved.
Reflection #2: Our driving question didn’t change but the process became a bit more complex. While my partner and I would try to come up with questions to interview her uncle its been hard. Since our topic is on police brutality we have to find a way to get information about police brutality without being disrespectful. Policemen don’t believe in police brutality they believe in self defense, stated in some of the articles that i read.. So to find information through a police will be hard since we are trying not to be disrespectful. It is a really controversial topic especially with policemen so we have to find a way to ask questions with being respectful. My partner and I are actually collaborating because now we both think critically and both of us are putting an effort.
Reflection#3 : This is an example of our trifold that we are currently creating. Throughout the whole process each bad my partner and I keep getting a better understanding of our topic which helps us a lot in the art. One of the challenges in creating the trifold board is bringing our ideas come to life, like a handcuff, a hand, etc.. Not only that but both of play soccer after school so time management is going to be hard but it won’t be impossible. I am really proud to say my partner and I are collaborating well and we agree in our ideas for our creativity part. To make our project better we are coming to Win academy when possible because we want to give our best effort into this project. We are also trying to be perfectionist as possible as we can.
Reflection #4Our driving question is “what forces converge to create the conflict of police brutality in America? One of the revisions we had to make is add different races to balance the project and make sure we were not bias. As well as revising our isd, relevant resolutions map, and big idea chart. Yes because there were some mistakes and if we did not revise them it may confuse us when we are practicing as well it may confuse the people we are presenting to. We learned the different sides and how it is misconception and what actually provokes police brutality.It is hard to present of others since i am really shy and i have to stay still, not sway back and forth and as well as make full eye contact to the person we are presenting to. Personally i think i did a well job because we didn’t really have any problems and we worked smoothly through the process. I wouldn’t change the process because I learned from it and it benefit me to change some things in my routines that i do. I learned that i am capable of drawing and doing anything artsy if i set my mind to and it and my all undivided attentions. I as well love art so it was really fun to make. "Symposium will be hard,stressful, exhausting but as long as you tried with all your effort and give it your all, finishing symposium will free like a victory, so don’t procrastinate and give it your all.”