Governors State University Women and Labor Unions Discussion


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Question 1 :

Part 1: Women and Labor Unions

This section will focus on the work of CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women). Please explore the recourses in BB folder.

1. Please explain the benefits of a Labor Union especially to women workers.

2. What are some of the psychological benefits of unionizing that women in CLUW report experiencing?

3. Please pick a direct quote from one of the highlighted union women in the documentary Union Women Union Power that spoke to you. What is the quote and explain why this quote is meaningful.

Part 2: Chicago teacher’s strike

The Chicago’s teacher’s strike is an example of workers in a woman-dominated profession speaking out for their own needs and the needs of their communities. Please explore the resources in the BB folder.

4. What were the teacher’s demands in the 2019 Chicago teachers strike? Do you agree with these demands?

5. The phase “Bargaining for common good” was mentioned in the article “Chicago teacher’s strike 2019”. What does this phrase mean? Why do you think women’s professions are uniquely situated to lead efforts in bargaining for the common good?

6. Teachers are fighting for trauma resources for their students. How would having support in this area improve the teacher’s working conditions?

Part 3: Dolores Huerta

Please watch the video clips about activist Dolores Huerta provided on BB.

7. Who is Dolores Huerta and what did she accomplish? Did you learn about Huerta in your primary or high school curriculum?

8. How is Huerta’s activism akin with the Combahee women’s activism?

  • CLUW Taking It To The Streets

    Watch Video CLUW Taking It To The Streets Duration: 4:06
    User: n/a – Added: 9/18/17

  • YouTube Video

    Union Women Union Power: From the Shopfloor to the Streets

    Watch Video Union Women Union Power: From the Shopfloor to the Streets Duration: 30:44
    User: n/a – Added: 10/17/13

  • Portrait in Minute: Dolores Huerta – National Portrait Gallery

    Watch Video Duration: 3:41
    User: n/a – Added: 10/6/15

  • YouTube Video

    National Women’s Hall of Fame – Dolores Huerta

    Watch Video Duration: 5:10
    User: n/a – Added: 10/1/08

  • YouTube Video

    Labor of Love: Activist Dolores Huerta still fighting for change

    Watch Video Duration: 5:20
    User: n/a – Added: 7/2/14

  • Question 2:
  • APA style (double spaced, 12 pt. font, times new roman). NO Cover page needed

    Part 1: Earnestine ShepardPlease explore the recourses in BB folder.1. How does Earnestine Shepard break stereotypes about older women?
    2. While Earnestine is physically active, what other factors contribute to her quality of life as an elder?
    3. Earnestine’s story is sometimes used to shame women into thinking they “have no excuse to not look like Earnestine”. What would you say to someone who makes remarks such as these?
    Part 2: Jane FondaPlease explore the resources in the BB folder. 4. Who is Jane Fonda and what activism is she currently partaking in?
    5. Jane Fonda asserts, “older women have always been brave”. What does she mean by this? Do you agree with this assertion?
    Part 3: Connecting Earnestine and Jane6. What about old age specifically allows for Earnestine to focus on her fitness regime and Jane to focus on community activism?
    7. What structural changes can we make so society to allow elders to shine in such ways as Earnestine and Jane have chosen?
    Part 4: Your ElderPlease call your elder and ask them the following questions. You do not need to record this for me. Report both your elder’s answers and connect the answers to course material.
    8. A. Do you think you are old? Why or why not?
    B. What is your definition of successful aging and how will you achieve this?
    C. Do you think there are stereotypes against older ppl? If so what are they?
  • The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Shepherd

    Watch Video Duration: 8:02
    User: n/a – Added: 2/4/14

  • YouTube Video

    Ernestine Shepherd | World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder

    Watch Video Duration: 4:01
    User: n/a – Added: 11/23/16

  • Jane Fonda Arrested: We Are in a Climate Emergency. I Have No Choice But to Put My Body on the Line

  • Web Link

    Jane Fonda – “Old Women are Brave”.

    Question 3 :

  • APA style (double spaced, 12 pt. font, times new roman). NO Cover page needed

    Part 1: InstitutionalizationPlease explore the recourses in BB folder.1. What are the benefits and consequences of having a lock down mental health unit in a community?
    Part 2: Prozac Please explore the resources in the BB folder. 2. What does the psychiatrist mean by cosmetic psychopharmacology? How does this concept uniquely effect women and girls?
    3. Describe the marketing life of Prozac. Who was targeted for this marketing? What does this marketing say about mental health in the United States?
    Part 3: Your Thought Record 4. Please use the thought record example on pg. 2 of this assignment. Please track 5 thoughts this week with their corresponding situation, emotions, and body sensations. Please pick instances you would feel comfortable sharing with the class. Also respond to your thought with a self-compassionate response. Think of a compassionate response as something you tell yourself to counter your automatic thought and lessen the intensity of the emotion. It might help you to start with an emotion and fill in the chart from that aspect. Please reflect on if your thoughts relate to course material such as rumination, self-silencing, or marianismo.
    Part 4: Depression, health and genderPlease watch Zena’s story posted in BB resources 5. How do Zena’s health condition and her gender roles combine to produce symptoms of depression? What does Zena’s story tell us about how we should be constructing our healthcare systems? Part 5: Borderline Personality Disorder and ValidationPlease explore BB resources
    6. Your friend Jessica has been withdrawn lately. You all are friends from high school and frequently play video games together on Friday nights. She has missed game night for all the Fridays this last month. Due to pandemic, she was laid off from his job as a human resource agent at a local business. Her finances have taken a huge hit and recently she was not able to buy her 6-year-old son (who lives with her ex wife) the birthday gift she wanted. You call Jessica on the phone to check on her. Her tone sounds sad and at times she seems to be holding back tears. Jessica reports that she feels she is a horrible mother and can’t provide for her son. She indicates she would rather be dead then not be able to provide adequately for her son. She mentions that her dad left the family when she was 4 and would never want to “do that to a child”. How can you validate Jessica in this moment? Use the stages of validation you learned in BB resources and follow my example below.

    Situation: My Son refuses to go to school in the morning Level 1: I listen, nonjudgmentally, to his reasons for not wanting to go to school Level 2: I paraphrase that he stated, “He doesn’t have any energy and doesn’t care” Level 3: I tell him I can tell his energy levels are low bc his body is slumped over Level 4: I say I know you tend to lose energy when you go through hard times in life Level 5: I tell him I can understand why he doesn’t have energy bc high school is very hard for every kid Level 6: It makes me sad to see you going through hard times but I also know you are definitely smart enough to pass 9th grade. I want to think of ideas together that we can increase your energy to at least try and go to school today

  • COVID Is Creating a Deadly Mental Health Crisis in America

    Watch Video Duration: 13:07
    User: n/a – Added: 1/22/21

  • YouTube Video

    Prozac: Revolution in a Capsule | Retro Report | The New York Times

    Watch Video Duration: 9:28
    User: n/a – Added: 9/22/14

  • YouTube Video

    Diabetes and emotional wellbeing | Zena’s story | Diabetes UK

    Watch Video Duration: 3:38
    User: n/a – Added: 5/31/19

  • Question 4 :

    Chapter 7, page 117, The Case of the Re-Miss Resident What do you think about this case?

    Question 5 : In Illinois there are 175,000 children who could be adopted right now. What issues would you like to discuss?Chapter 8, page 136, The Case of the Lemon Baby

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