Cultivating hope through creative resistance: Puerto Rican undergraduates surviving the disasters of climate and colonization
This article details what occurred during a youth participatory action research (YPAR) project involving Puerto Rican undergraduates who at first focused their analysis on how their experiences with Hurricane Maria could be framed as resiliency and then eventually adopted a framework of resistance to further capture their actions, stances, and practices in response to government neglect. The YPAR generative process facilitated this emergence of resistance by beginning with the presentation of a cultural artifact and then helping students to use creative and artistic means to critically reflect on their experiences and the ways that not just resiliency, but also resistance captured their analysis of the actions of the people and government actors both immediately after the hurricane and in the long recovery that followed.
Deil-Amen, Regina, Julio Cammarota, Yareliz Zayas Crus, and Gina Perez. 2022. "Cultivating hope through creative resistance: Puerto Rican undergraduates surviving the disasters of climate and colonization." Internatioanl Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 35(8): 830-842.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Comparative American Studies
Latinx students, Participatory action research, Resistance, Puerto Rico, YPAR