Hearing Sarah Schulman talk about gentrification and explaining how it changed our environment stuck out to me. It made me think about how my environment was before it changed. I remember her saying that each neighborhood use to have its own personalty. i think that each neighborhood should have its own personalty instead of everywhere looking the same
I thought that Sarah Schulman did a very good job at making everyone feel included during her time in city tech.I thought the chapter she read was very informative and I didn’t like it. But I did like the fact that she wanted to hear our work and see what we had written about during class. She did catch people of guard though but it was because she wanted to hear our work I’m guessing but it was cool to meet her.
Well it was amazing to meet Sarah Schulman or i will say an honor to meet a person who has written 18 published books .This was actually my first time meeting an author or a writer. She was very open minded and i liked how she started her introduction i actually wanted to ask her what made her or inspire her to write books but she already said it when she started talking about her. It was a great experience meeting her.
Sarah is such an amazing person to listen to. She speaks of her work so elegantly and the way she carries herself makes me appreciate her for who she is. She knows what she wants and she fights for everyone. She seems committed to making sure everyone is treated equally. Her presence was felt in the room. I also like how she encouraged us to take action in political affairs by making us believe that every person can make a difference.
This was something different than what I expected, however, it was good and interactive. I didn’t expect other people go up on stage to present their work. I thought it was mostly going to focus on her and her work, but at the end it was good to see how she is willing to share the spotlight and make it more of an interaction between us and her. It was clear to see how passionate she is about her work and her love for New York. Overall, it was a fun experience to have her come to our school and talk about her work.
Sarah is sophisticated and seems woke 10/10 would recommend to a friend but……..I’m not a homophobe but that gay scene she was reading made me cringe hard and felt unnecessary to tell the story she was hoping for
The round table was very meaningful. Before I met Sarah Schulman, I thought that writer would be more serious people. Also, I find it interesting that New York City was a bit different from what I imagined in the past. Especially in terms of rent. Meanwhile, she talked about her mother. Her mother is also a person worthy of admiration. When her mother graduated from city college, she became a social worker and worked for more than sixty years. Perhaps, her mother’s support as the reason she’s able to do it all.
I enjoyed the round table. It was an honor to see a writer who have written 18 books. I really liked when Sarah explained the reason behind putting Bette in the plot of The Cosmopolitans. Also, when Sarah talked about how the women inequality has changed from her time to now was very interesting.
The discussions in the round table was appealing. I find it interesting the reasons why Sarah Schulman wrote the book was because she wanted to mention the thing that has been lost in New York and she wrote the book in the date of her birth without doing any research. A surprising fact was when she mentioned that the meat packaging place she mentioned in her book is now where the Whitney museum is located. I thought she was very convincing when mentioning that diversity in New York makes us smarter and about how we should all act up and have a clear view of what we want for our future and to act against it physically instead of just saying no.
For tomorrow, make sure to look at the updated syllabus (see Class Schedule on OpenLab if you’re not sure). You are supposed to read: “We Are Watching” & “Ronald Wayne Lizana” from Men We Reaped.
Also, please post your reflections on the Literature Roundtable to OpenLab! Thank you to Jessica for posting her reflection to start the conversation!