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Reflection Videos

SACI encourages all Western Oregon University student affair departments to watch and discuss reflection videos. Each video surrounds a theme or topic relating to inclusion, diversity, and social justice, among others. Below you will find several reflection videos along with reflection prompts.


How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites – Fusion Comedy

Reflection Questions:

  1. Does the “mosquito” video help you reflect on your own behavior as it relates to micro-aggression?
  2. In situations where micro-aggression’s have occurred, what do you do next? How do you correct and move forward?

 

What is Inclusion – Inclusive Imperative

Diversity and Exclusion – Donnetrice Allison, TED Talk
Reflection Questions:

  1. Promoting and educating diversity and inclusion is part of our Strategic Plan, but what are we doing to ensure we are cultivating a truly diverse and inclusive environment for our students and staff?
  2. Did you have any reactions to these videos that surprised you or made you question why you were feeling a certain way?
Reflection Questions:

  1. Take a minute to make sure you understand the difference between tokenizing students and serving niche populations on campus.
  2. What mindsets or biases did you see in yourself as you watched these short pieces?
  3. Did you have any reactions to these videos that surprised you or made you question why you were feeling a certain way?

 

Banning Syrian Refugees: Unsettled in America – VICE News

Shedding Light on Student Depression – Jack Park, TED Talk

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Reflection Questions:

  1. Can you think of a time when you have reinforced the stigma associated with mental illness? i.e. “The medical center and the counseling center are in the same building, if you go there, no one will know you are there to see a counselor.”
  2. How are you personally, or how is your department, reinforcing the normalization of mental illness?
  3. What impacts might culture or up-bringing have on students struggles with mental illness?

 

Why Pronouns Matter For Trans People – BuzzFeed

Using Preferred Names and Gender Pronouns – University of Iowa

Reflection Questions:

  1. What gender pronouns do you identify with and why is that important to you?
  2. Why would people feel uncomfortable about a gendered (male or female) pronoun?
  3. What is the difference between “preferred pronouns” and “your pronouns?”
Reflection Questions:

  1. What gender pronouns do you identify with and why is that important to you?
  2. Why would people feel uncomfortable about a gendered (male or female) pronoun?
  3. What is the difference between “preferred pronouns” and “your pronouns?”

 

Five ways to listen better – Julian Treasure, TED Talk

The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TED Talk

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“Now, After” PTSD From A Soldier’s POV – Blue Three Productions (contains graphic imagery; viewer discretion advise)

Defending the rights of a Hijab-wearing Muslimah: What would you do? – VICE News

Reflection Questions:

  1. What are some of the challenges, not represented in this video, veterans may face when integrating back into civilian life?
  2. In your work with student services, how can you be more supportive of the veterans within our WOU community?
  3. When reflecting on this video, were there parts of the video that had an impact on you?  
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How autism freed me to be myself – Rosie King, TED Talk

I’m Muslim, But I’m Not… – BuzzFeed

Reflection Questions:

  1. What are your reactions to Rosie’s comment that she considers Autism and ability rather than a disability?
  2. How did this video presentation impact your current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  3. What are the limitations of striving for “normal” personally or expecting “normal” of others?
Reflection Questions:

  1. What is your reaction to the video?
  2. How did this video challenge your own stereotypes of Muslims?
  3. Did you have any reactions to this video that surprised you or made you question why you were feeling a certain way?

 

 

The danger of silence – Clint Smith, TED Talk

Color blind or color Brave? – Mellody Hobson, TED Talk

Reflection Questions:

  1. Think of a time you were silent when maybe you shouldn’t have been. Why did you stay silent?
  2. Have you ever been like the student who needed someone to speak up for you? What did it feel like to be powerless and without an advocate?
  3. How do you stay motivated to say what needs to be said? How can you avoid being silent in your role at WOU?

 

Reflection Questions:

  1. Does the topic of race make you feel uncomfortable? Why or why not?
  2. Observe your environment – at work, at home, everywhere. Who is missing from your environment, conversations, and interactions? How can you intentionally create more opportunities to engage with others who are outside of your “normal” experience?
  3. What are some ways you could intentionally include and incorporate diversity conversations and practices into your daily work?