In this course, we will explore dreams, storytelling, poetry, art activism, memoir, and personal/collective narrative as sources of knowledge and social change. We take a look into cultural writings to examine traditional and non-traditional genres. We will begin the journey through reading from autoethnography, moving into choreographic or embodied practices in dance activism, and concluding with poetry and art in social movements in the US. We approach writing by embodying writing practices in daily entries in our journals and poetry through in-class workshops, attending guest speakers in topics related to art activism, interviewing members of our communities to write their testimonials, and producing our artwork as memory devices or “sacred boxes.” With these hands-on activities, we will examine how multiple communities around the world produce knowledge. The goal is to understand topics of identity, culture, tradition, and activism