Create a visual art piece using a symbolic tree or plant to illustrate the processes you described in response to the prompts.

Writing

Resistance Project

Instructions: Visual Representation
Create a visual art piece using a symbolic tree or plant to illustrate the processes you described in response to the prompts. Include the following elements in your art piece. Examples

Roots: Foundation
The roots represent your foundations and your origins (think back to your Identity Project).
• What are your roots, your cultural, ethnic, or ancestral origins?
• From whom (or where) do you get your strength and resilience (i.e., the ability to adapt and recover after losses, disappointments, setbacks, and failures)?

Trunk or Stem: Identity
The trunk represents your identity that is most salient to the social justice issue you chose for this project.

Pollution or Concrete: Toxins
Pollution or concrete represent the obstacles and trauma that challenge us and threaten our growth (e.g., poverty, violence, health issues, family problems, personal issues, injustices, oppression). Also, think about how your social identities relate to marginalization and oppression in our society.
• Examples of (current or past) toxins/trauma or obstacles that challenge my growth, happiness, or success are…
• In the future, some challenges I believe might interfere with my growth and success are…

Branches or Leaves: Growth
The branches and leaves represent your growth and socialization.
• What significant events or people have contributed to your socialization related to this social justice issue? These can be positive and/or negative.

Fruits or Flowers: Goals and Aspirations
The fruits or flowers represent the fruits of your labor—the results of all your hard work and sacrifices. What transformational resistance would you like to be a part of, or would you like to be a part of you?
• A positive change you would like to be a part of in my community is… (Be specific and realistic)

  • How will your goals and the positive change you want to be a part of be transformational?