Standing Alone in Mecca (Campus Progress (2005) calls it “a
captivating personal narrative that challenges head-on the misleading
stereotypes that have led some Americans to view Muslims as a monolithic
In your paper, address the following:
• What is
your selected group and what makes this group an oppressed group?
• What made
you select this film and group and what are you hoping to learn?
• What is
the purpose of the film?
• Select a
character from the film and discuss in detail the considerations required to to
deliver culturally sensitive and competent care this person and this
population. (This is the heart of your
on your own cultural beliefs and values and discuss their influence on future
clinical work with this population. What
challenges and opportunities do you see?
How has this film changed you, increased your knowledge and/or modified
your beliefs or attitudes?
You may include material from the Weaver text (if
applicable) and other professional references as you are required to use 3
scholarly sources. I strongly encourage
you to explore and reference other academic sources in order to increase your
knowledge and understanding of your selected population. I would especially recommend sources that
touch on practice issues that would be helpful to human service professionals
who work with clients from these populations. Ideally this project should
illuminate some new knowledge that will increase your effectiveness and the
level of service delivery provided to oppressed and marginalized groups.