1. Why I chose "Un Blog" as a medium for my project
2. A broader look into literacy
"Literacy is knowing how to read and write proper English". --- Unnamed WWU Student
This is the kind of answer you can hope to expect if you ask someone to define literacy. As can be seen its not very broad and it definitely lacks any substance other than that of the dominant Anglo American discourse. So in my project I'm going to try to broaden the horizons to give a much more accurate look into what literacy actually means. These horizons are ones that will hopefully present a definition of literacy that bypasses cultural boundaries and includes all systems of interaction. I wholeheartedly believe this is important, because this will promote an understand and respect for alternate discourses outside of the dominant discourse. Maybe with a little more respect for alternate ways of interaction, there can be an avoiding of some society's sins of the past...
3. Why does this matter? Personally and on a larger scale
Begin the Chicano Literacy Journey --->