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Keith Haring Presentation

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular … Continue reading

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Great Job this Semester!

              During my time working on our independent study, I have learned a lot about taking initiative, group planning, creating dialogue, and group activism. The most positive learning moment for me was after I gave the workshop to my … Continue reading

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Poor UMass Student

In creating the Twitter handle, Poor UMass Student we have come to realize the great power social networking holds. In using this account to promote our marketing campaign we were also able to produce a kind of personality in our … Continue reading

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Graduating To Debt

By: Rebecca Bender After this long activist journey I have learned a lot. One thing i have learned are the challenges that come with making a movement. Many times students voices where not able to be heard. To try to … Continue reading

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The Guerrilla Girls – Lauren

The Guerrilla Girls have been a New York-based feminist collective since 1985. They focus on diversifying art world representations and opportunities for all female, queer, and women of color artists through their artistic protests. The Guerrilla Girls started to make … Continue reading

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Final Work on Keith Haring

Keith Haring was an artist who made a name for himself as a homosexual cartoonist and sculptor up until the late 1980’s before he died of AIDS related complications in 1990.  Throughout his work, Haring expressed concepts of birth, death, … Continue reading

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Thank you all for a great semester! – Lauren

Overall this independent study has been a huge learning experience for me. I think engaging in an independent study helped me to transition into real life action and got me out of the class room. Because the work was something … Continue reading

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