I am amazed by your blog because it is very helpful for immigrants and it’s a topic that no one really talks about how immigrants can be safe. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “ Where to live is an important thing said one of my friends in America and the spots that are infested with ICE police are located at are the police station and suburban areas in oakland Napa, Nevada , and even next to my street at Peralta. But the safest parts in Oakland 80th and all through 30th and 20th where you can live good and get yourself a nice little home and get money a good job and live good in Oakland.” I think this is important because not a lot of people know this, so if more people known about this more people can be aware. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because more people can be aware of oppression, how to help each other and it’s very interesting.
I really enjoyed reading your blog on ICE in Oakland. It’s a topic that should be mention more. I enjoyed reading when you wrote “In Oakland there is a large community of undocumented people who do not always know their rights and how to avoid getting into problems that could get them deported.” I totally agree with you and those who are undocumented should be informed on their rights and your article totally talks about our rights. Another line that I really liked was “ The hottest spot of the city of Oakland that my “interviewer” “told me is the west Oakland because of gentrification and that is the baddest thing to happen even though you are an immigrant and west Oakland is something to avoid.” I really liked how you informed which places in Oakland you should avoid ICE. I can’t wait to see what your write next!
Hey there Jordan nice that you replied back. Well, to answer your question. It felt good to do my shadow box because I never expressed myself to people I have not seen and I have ADHD and it´s hard for me because it makes me space out on what I´m saying when I´m nervous. When I shared at the Peralta House I was able to stay focused and do a go…[Read more]
Hey there I’m Jordan, a senior from Fremont High School and I really enjoyed your shadow box project because I also like football myself,(even though I can’t stand the Seahawks.) I just have a couple of questions about your shadow box
1.How did it feel to put what you like into a shadow box and share it with the entire world?
2.When and why do you like the Seattle Seahawks?
3.Was there something you wanted to put into the shadow box that you couldn’t find the room for?
Hey there Jordan nice that you replied back. Well, to answer your question. It felt good to do my shadow box because I never expressed myself to people I have not seen and I have ADHD and it´s hard for me because it makes me space out on what I´m saying when I´m nervous. When I shared at the Peralta House I was able to stay focused and do a good job. I started liking the Seahawks when I saw the beastmode in action and how Wilson threw the ball and Baldwin when he took off. I also like them because they play good games they got Richard and he makes good plays and they´re not cocky. In addition, I wanted to put my dreams of owning a Rolls Royce and a Maserati and a big house and about music too. But I ran out of room. Music is another thing I like. Thanks for commenting and if you got dreams you can achieve them too.
I have some questions for you:
If you did a Shadow Box what would you put in it?
Do you have a favorite sports team?
Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Paola and I am a freshman student at Fremont High School.
Something I liked about your work was that you put a picture of the seahawks and that shows that you love football and that is the team you go for.
Something I have a question about is since when did you want to become a football player? Also, what college do you want to go to? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is https://paolaafhs2022.edublogs.org/wp-admin/profile.php .
I am stand out about how you care about your family and your religion and culture in your artist statement of your project, “Jildardo’s True Identity” because you were thoughtful and metacognitively of adding your family in your shadow box. Also, you added your love of football and how you want to be a football player in college. Another part is how you like the Seattle Seahawks, which are the Oakland Raiders rival and enemy in the season. Thank you for your work of art. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because I would like to see other works of art that are thoughtful and significant.
I am really impressed by your shadow box, “Jildardo’s True Identity” because I knew how you act and I always knew that you liked football but I never really knew you wanted to be in the NFL. Also, the part where you wrote about how you want to go to college and you have goals for yourself in the future really impressed me because it reminded me that I should always have goals for myself. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “A dominant narrative is that all Latinos play soccer, but I love to play football too.” I think this is very important for people know because there are always people who are going to assume by the way you look or the way to seem to them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I would like to see what your thoughts are on about all the issues going on. You seem like you have so many ideas and I would like to read them.
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