Contemplating Chicano Park and a New Pedagogic Imaginary
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Source ID: shanti-sources-83336
Collection: Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
Abstract: This presentation underscores the importance of contemplative practices for students of color at a private Roman Catholic University in San Diego, California. This presentation describes the significance of having students encounter and engage the largest collection of outdoor murals in the country known as Chicano Park located in the community of Logan Heights in San Diego, California. The mural art represented in the park embodies the deep and rich history of resistance and identity tied to the community, and serves as a basis for knowledge and contemplative reflection for students of color, enabling them to explore and affirm their identities through autoethnographic reflections evoked by the art and its teaching and message.