Conference

CRASH into Reality: An Intersection of Race, Adaptation, and Achievement

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  • Yanira Pacheco-Ortiz (Iowa State University)

Abstract

In the movie CRASH (2005) several stories involving a collection of inter-related characters weave though two days in Los Angeles. The characters challenge stereotypes that are demonstrated in the film and offer alternative views that contrast with societal norms. During this session, three women from different cultures take you on a journey of their CRASH moments while living, studying, and working at Iowa State University. While each of their backgrounds is varied, all experienced an adjustment period upon arrival in Ames, Iowa. Through the utilization of movie clips, their stories will be displayed, dissected, and explained.

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01 Mar 2007
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