2019 Burst the Bubble

BTB 001: Are You the Next Social Movement? Activism and Civic Engagement

Facilitator(s): Amy Belfer
Sponsoring Organization: Hall for Change
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Capacity: 25

Students and young people throughout history have had and continue to have momentous impacts on social movements including the civil rights movement, anti-war movements, LGBTQIA+ rights movements, and various others. This program will examine several social movements where students were influential components of change. Facilitators will share their knowledge and experiences through small group discussions and hands-on activities. We will then explore how students can implement practices and become involved in service, activism, and civic engagement throughout their time at Elon and beyond. We will also take a trip to the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro.

BTB 002: Bullet Journaling for Beginners

Facilitator: Sarah Stone
Wednesdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Capacity: 30

Have you always wanted to document your daily life in a creative, artistic way? Bullet journaling is a great creative and emotional outlet for everyone, regardless of artistic ability! In this Burst the Bubble course, we’ll talk about the basics of setting up a bullet journal, tips and tricks for creating content and themes, and how to sustain a journal in your daily life. No prior experience necessary.

BTB 003: Creating a Clothing Brand

Facilitator: Scott Goldstein
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Capacity: 25

In this program, participants will learn the basics of creating and operating a streetwear clothing brand. We will look at how brands start, grow, and ultimately “blow up” in the current fashion climate we live in. Students will learn the power of Hip-Hop/Rap trend setting and the evolution of streetwear trends as a whole.

BTB 004: Don’t Let Winter be a Drag: Herstory and Future of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Facilitator: Chris Adamik
Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Capacity: 25

Henny, the program you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! All interested participants are welcome. This discussion-based program will explore the legacy of Mama Ru as well as her fierce queens from Season 1 all the way to Season 10. In addition, we will watch key moments from RPDR as a way to further our discussions and introduce new themes: social movements, gender identities, homophobic violence, eating disorders, drug abuse, HIV, racism. Start your engines, racers, because this course is about to change your life!

BTB 005: Emotional Intelligence

Facilitator: Aurelia Hamm
Mondays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Capacity: 25

This program is aimed at helping students work on self-awareness, team effectiveness, and leadership. Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. It is a predictor of success in life and work.

BTB 006: Dungeons and Dragons: Everything You Need to Know

Facilitator: Lee Jenkins
Sponsoring Organization: Elon Tabletop Gaming Club
Thursday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm
Capacity: 25

Have you ever wanted to play D&D but never knew where to get started? Are you looking to get your feet wet before diving headfirst into the wonderful world of Tabletop RPGs? Do you want to find new players for a campaign you’re planning? This Burst the Bubble program will allow you to do all of that and more.

We’ll be covering character creation, combat, role-playing, writing a campaign, designing dungeons, planning a session, running the game, and more! The program will conclude with a short campaign run by your fellow classmates and facilitators.

BTB 007: How to Knit (FULL)

Facilitator: Angelina Lu
Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Capacity: 20 – PROGRAM FULL

This program will teach participants the knitting basics. By the end of the program, participants will be able to knit, purl, cast on and bind off, and make a hat. Yarn and needles will be provided.

BTB 008: Women and Politics

Facilitators: Alexa Rasmussen and Madison Gray
Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Capacity: 25

The facilitators for this program were inspired by listening to podcasts that discuss epistemologies of ignorance and how they relate to partisan policy and political party loyalty. In this program, we will discuss women in politics and how republican and democratic women are juxtaposed in our government system through policy initiates and analyze if the divide meets that of political parties or if they are more similar than we make them out to be.

BTB 009: Your Intersectional Identity

Facilitators: Annie Michaelson and Zoie Griffin
Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Capacity: 25

You are not just your race. Nor are you just your age, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class or any other subcategory of identity. In fact, your identity is an array of all those things and more. Some can be seen, and some are within. No matter what, everything that you believe makes up you are meaningful, beautiful, and worth discussing.

This program aims to discuss the meaning and importance of intersectional identity. Through dialogues, we will explore issues of diversity and inclusion, identity, and self-confidence. Through creative thinking, we will produce a video segment titled: “Phoenix Rising: Who We Are” (Title subject to change), to portray the all-encompassing, intersectional identity of different participants of this program and/or other members of the Elon community.

We are our identity and our identities are what makes up Elon. Together let us rise to share the importance of intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion.

BTB 010: Personal Sexuality and Identity

Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Capacity: 25

This Burst the Bubble is designed to be an inclusive peer sex education program that invites participants to reflect upon their own identity and understand their sexuality. This program will foster a fun, open, encouraging, and shame-free environment where everyone can discuss their most confident selves and authentic desires. Topics covered will include stigmas about sex, safer sex strategies, and consent. Each session will aim to incorporate the many experiences and identities of people at Elon.