Sunday, February 28, 2010


Where is everyone else?  Please post your proposed ideas ASAP.  We need to get going!!!
Thank you for those that did post in a timely manner.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

After talking about all the things that are affecting the war in congo, especially our use in cell phones, I wanted to know more. I researched sites on google including the V-Day site that explains a little about there effort to stop the trade of the main minerals in cell phones that the world uses today.

"Tin- often used on circuit boards, and used on cell phones and all electric products.

_Tantalum- or coltan is often used in ipods, digital cameras and cell phones

_Tungsten- used to make our cell phones vibrate."

Its interesting after knowing that a simple mineral is affecting part of the raping in congo is something that we don't take for granite. Sometimes I don't even realize that everytime my phone vibrates or is charging, It continues to use that mineral.

visit this website and it explains an article about our electronics causing the war in congo.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Graciela's Proposal

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I still don't have a clear idea of what exactly we are going to do.
So I continued with my proposal for scholar day. Please correct me if I am wrong.


2. Minimal symbol. referring to the silence held in this war, and the exponential problematic situation due to this same fact.

the idea is to give an incentive, dare people to answer. And cite them to the place we are going to give the demonstration.

naive engagement with a powerful, ending, message.

I am not sure how I want to portray mi idea. I do know I want to base it on the statistics, facts and percentage of women raped in Congo. Their Stories basically.

I can bring rough sketches but I still have not a clear idea.
My medium will be illustration, photography, collage.

On a snowy day start blogging!

Let use this today to discuss our ideas for Scholars Day and see where it leads.