@ UC San Diego
Take the #USvsHate challenge: What public messaging of inclusion and against hate, bias and injustice would you want to see on UC San Diego’s walls, websites and public spaces? Turn one key idea or piece of information from a course into a public tool that others could learn from!
Method 1: Just create and submit!
- For examples of multimedia messages, browse “Winning Messages” on www.usvshate.org, and the first Winners on this UC San Diego website. You can also review this “Guide to Making Your #USvsHate message.”
Method 2: Create an #USvsHate message via a course.
- Students can also make #USvsHate messages building on course material, as assignments in courses. Translating learning into public messaging brings course content alive!
Sample Assignments for Courses
Basic Instructions to give to students for any #USvsHate assignments
(Feel free to put any of this language directly in your syllabus.)
Ask students: What public messaging of inclusion and against hate, bias and injustice would you want to see on UC San Diego’s walls, websites and public spaces? Turn one key idea or piece of information from this course into a public tool that others could learn from!
- For examples of multimedia messages, browse “Winning Messages” on www.usvshate.org, the first Winners on our UC San Diego website, and review this “Guide to Making Your USvsHate message.”
- Students will be invited to submit entries to an “#USvsHate UC San Diego” anti-hate messaging contest through a campus Google Form.
Short link: usvshate.ucsd.edu/submit
- Winning entries will have their messages amplified around the UC San Diego campus, as posters/stickers, and via social media platforms. In spring 2020, winners will be amplified digitally.
Midterm Assignment Example (EDS 117)
Mica Pollock of Education Studies asked for “public messaging” as a midterm in “EDS 117: Language, Culture, and Education” at UC San Diego. Instructions incorporate #USvsHate:
- Create a poster, digital image, meme, infographic, PowerPoint slide, short video, or other multimedia message to share a core idea from this course with the public. For examples of multimedia messages, browse “Winning Messages” on www.usvshate.org, the #USvsHate @ UC San Diego website, and review this “Guide to Making Your #USvsHate message.”
- To accompany your message, create a brief “backstory” of five related information points or ideas from the course/readings that can help an audience be more fully informed about the issue in your message and have a productive conversation sparked by your message. This backstory should be no more than a few paragraphs. It could be on the back of your poster image, a slide or two following a main powerpoint slide, a voice over for a video, etc. Use this backstory to also discuss the intentions behind your message.
- List works referenced so that you share resources with others.
- To be considered for the “#USvsHate at UC San Diego” contest, you’ll submit your message and backstory.
Class Assignment Example (HDS 171 and 175, Winter 2020)
Jean Blaise of Human Developmental Sciences incorporated #USvsHate as a blog post in “HDS 171: Diverse Communities in a Lifespan Approach to Human Development,” which addresses interpersonal dynamics of power and privilege. Students created anti-hate messages via a class blog post about a “hate” issue that has impacted them. They wrote the blog post including the reading/theory they had learned in the class, with references. They also created a visual, written, or multimedia #USvsHate anti-hate message as a product communicating the ideas of the blog post in another form. If desired, students submitted their own anti-hate messages to the broader “#USvsHate UC San Diego” contest.
Final Project Example (HDS 175, Winter 2020)
Jean Blaise of Human Developmental Sciences included #USvsHate as one part of a larger final project in “HDS 175: Power, Wealth, and Inequality in Human Development,” which addresses systemic injustices. Each students created an #USvsHate anti-hate messages as an individual component added to their final group project presentation in the class. The standard final group project involved an analysis of a systemic equity issue and involves discussion of class reading/theory, with references. Student groups chose to address topics like “healthcare inequities,” “racism in the school system,” and “sexism in politics.” Taking the project one step further, #USvsHate messaging provided a great additional mechanism for students to share their individual learning publicly. Selected “best” anti-hate messages from the class were submitted to the “#USvsHate UC San Diego” contest.
PowerPoint Presentation to Introduce #USvsHate
Click here for the link to the editable PowerPoint Presentation that project leaders Mica Pollock, Edwina Welch, and Mariko Cavey used to introduce the #USvsHate project in UC San Diego courses during Winter Quarter 2020.