First, take a walking tour of a Somalie community in minnesota
During your tour, take pictures (you will need to submit at least 5 pictures with captions of what you saw. Gather information about restaurants, services, lack of services, stores, etc. Take
brochures, local newspapers, etc. Keep your eyes, ears, and heart open and you will learn an amazing amount. Bring a notebook
or a tape recorder and camera with you on your excursion to help capture all your impressions. (Be sensitive to people’s
personal boundaries.) Some examples of possible communities are: Muslim, Jewish, Area where many are below the poverty
line, HIV/AIDS clinic or community, Latino, Asian, African American, Predominately Caucasian, Gay/Lesbian Neighborhood,
Affluent, Immigrant, Government Houses a.k.a project, etc.
The following are some suggested activities for your community visit:
• Eat a meal in an ethnic restaurant
• Go window or grocery shopping: compare prices to those in your neighborhood
• Visit a public agency (for example, a library, school, police station)
• Visit a social welfare agency (for example, social security office, senior center, day care center, welfare
• Visit a religious organization
• Check out available housing
• Collect neighborhood newspapers or newsletters and read up on the activities and news
• Collect informational pamphlets about community services from the racks in libraries, groceries, and religious
• Speak with community members or community leaders or workers in the neighborhood about their
impressions. You may wish to arrange this in advance.
Second, review at least 4 articles from journals, reputable papers or books about the population you visited. You may also
review a website of a program or advocacy group on your population. Use your researched information to shed light on your
Historical and Current Context of Population 2-3 pages From the research you did, answer the following: • Provide an historical context for what you witnessed and explain the relationship to the current state of affairs that you observed. What is the history of treatment of the population (by the government, police, other communities, services, etc.)? • How do education, politics, culture, and values help us understand the neighborhood and the issues? • What are the current needs, risks, and vulnerabilities of the population based on research? How does the research relate to what you observed on your visit? Appendix: Submit at least 5 pictures with captions of what you saw. DO NOT COPY pictures from the Internet. You must take these pictures yourself! You can use a smart phone and they do not need to be the best quality. But they should give an idea of some of the interesting things you saw in the community. References: You should have at least 4 references in addition to the textbook. Use APA 6th edition style. EPAS 2015 PLO 2/ Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice Behavior: Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels Behavior: Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences Behavior: Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the in influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies.