Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Cabrini ECG students lobbying at the U.S. Capitol December 2019

SEE …. JUDGE …. ACT

SEE: You will examine the root causes of these global issues:

  • Climate change
  • Global poverty hunger
  • Refugees and migration and more.

JUDGE: You will develop and clarify your value system.

ACT: You will develop your voice and leadership, your power to make change:

  • By connecting these issues with your major and your future career profession;
  • By informing your family and friends;
  • By writing to and speaking with decision-makers in government, including our elected representatives in Congress.

OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATION: This course works in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, the international relief and development agency of the US Catholic Church. The on-the-ground work of CRS provides us with in-depth insights into the present and future conditions of the world. After learning about global issues, we will look at what our response might be, individually and as a country and world.

Possible in-person lobbying in Washington, DC., this year or online lobbying.

  • This schedule will be updated and adjusted throughout the semester. 

Welcome!

I am excited to begin the semester with you! In this course, I hope you will continue to expand your global understanding and compassion..

This is the site where each week I will be giving you full directions for your homework. Your homework for me is done in Google Docs on one single Google Docs page for entire semester. The newest entry is on top. It must be dated and titled. I specify the date and title for each homework. I created this Google Doc for you and sent it to you from my account jerry@jerryzurek.net.

Here’s what your homework should look like.  This student, Marissa, got an A grade: https://goo.gl/BGc4w7


GLOBAL ISSUES WE WILL COVER IN THIS COURSE

ECG 300 Issues Concentric


In class T Jan. 18 : We’ll answer these questions in class : (Link to today’s slides)

  • Q: What’s this course about? A: Global justice issues. 
  • Q: What issues are we going to study?  A: Climate change, global hunger, migration and more.
  • Q: Why worry about global issues? Don’t we have enough to worry about at home? A: What happens in one country affects all of us, and we’re all interdependent and interconnected. 
  • Q: Are we just going to learn about these issues? A: No, we are going to help bring about social change.
  • Q: What is Social Justice? A: Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” We, as concerned members of society, must work to open “the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need.”)
  • Q: Why do we take ECG (Engagements with the Common Good) courses? A: The world’s pretty messed up right now. ECGs look at how we can repair the world together. 
  • Q: What’s Cabrini’s MissionA: Cabrini University has a commitment to social justice and to prepare students to become “engaged citizens of the world.”
  • Q: Why do we work with Catholic Relief Services?  A: Cabrini has a partnership with CRS. CRS, the official relief and international development agency of US Catholics, helps 100 million people in 100 nations without regard to race, religion, or nationality, and the majority of CRS employees aren’t Catholic either.
  • Q: What if I’m not Catholic?  A: Like CRS, this course is geared for all students of good will without regard to race or creed.

Homework for Thursday, Jan. 20 – How you can connect with this course – LINK TO TODAY’S PRESENTATION

  • For Thursday, Jan. 20, do these jobs:
    1. Find in your email the Google Doc I created for you to use for your homework. Your homework for me is done on one single Google Docs page for the entire semester. The newest entry is on top. It must be dated and titled. I specify the date and title for each homework.
    2. For Thursday:  Read the SYLLABUS, especially the Course Description, Global Learning Outcomes, and Learning Outcomes. Reflect on the description, global learning outcomes, and Learning Outcomes I have set for this course.
    3. Write Part 1. “Jan. 20 How I connect to this course.”
      • In your Google Doc site, please write your thoughts about the Course Description, Global Learning Outcomes, and Learning Outcomes. Call your answers to a., b., c., and d. Jan. 20 How I connect to this course.
        • a. What parts of the Description or Outcomes are most meaningful to you? Please name and explain why.
        • b. Do you have any background from high school, from your family, or from any other way by which you connect to the course outcomes or theme of the course, Global Justice? No specific length for your writing, just explain your background adequately.
        • c. What are you good at in and outside school?  What do you care about, both in terms of your academic work as well as outside school? This is a core class, but what is your major and what do you hope to do after college. If so, tell me about it. If I know about your interests and strengths, maybe I can find a way for you to use it in this course.
        • d. (optional) Tell me on the homework if there is anything about yourself that you’d like me to know so I can teach you more effectively?
    4. For Thursday, Jan. 20, you must take: Socially Responsible Leadership Scale (SRLS), and post on your homework Google doc Call this Jan. 20-Part 2. SRLS Completed. You will need your student ID number. My name is J. Zurek. Name of course is ECG 300 Working for Global Justice. At the end of the survey, either make a screen shot or take a picture of your screen at the end of the survey and include that shot in your homework.

In Class on Thursday. Jan. 20: Climate class 1: Intro

  1. Discuss learning objectives. Fine points of syllabus.
  2. Your migration story.
  3. Intro to Climate change. 4-min. video What is Climate Change. Note mitigation, adaptation, geothermal engineering from CFR.
  4. Here’s one example of how Climate Change hurts poor communities. How Climate Change Is Threatening the Coffee Industry.
  5. Let’s get a free NYTimes subscription
    https://ecg300.wordpress.com/nytimes/

PART I: CLIMATE CRISIS – Climate Crisis hurts the poor first and worst!


Homework for Tuesday, Jan. 25 – How is climate change impacting people?? (class 2 of 7 on Climate) Here’s the PDF of the class presentation: Climate Class 2.key


Homework for Thursday, Jan. 27: Climate change increases MIGRATION (3 of 7) Here’s today’s class presentation: Climate Class 3

    • Click here for your homework assignment due by Tuesday.

Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Climate change increases HUNGER (4 of 7) Presentation for class: Climate Class 4 and Hunger.pdf

    • Click here for your homework assignment due by Thursday.

Homework for Thursday, Feb. 3 – How Climate Change affects poverty, education, gender equity, and other issues? (5 of 6) Class Presentation PDF: Climate Class 5 and education, health, gender

    • Click here for your homework assignment due by Tuesday.

 


Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 8 – SOLUTIONS: What can we do? How can we help? Today’s class: Climate Class 6 and Mitigation

Let’s look at how to MITIGATE–or lessen–fossil fuel use. (6 of 7)

    • Click here for your homework assignment due by Tuesday.

Homework for Thursday, Feb. 10 How can we help poor communities adapt?

How can we help poor communities to ADAPT? (7 of 7) HERE IS TODAY’S CLASS: Climate Class 7 and Adaptation

    • Click here for your homework assignment due by Thursday.

Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 15: Advocating to Congress about Climate Change  

  • Advocacy is one way in which we can learn and practice the Community/Societal Values of the Leadership Development for Social Change model:
    • 7. Citizenship (working for positive change on behalf of others and the community.)
  • In class:  Here is a new video we will watch in class about writing to Congress.
  • Click here for your homework assignment due by Tuesday.
  • Also tell me which of these five issues are you most concerned about. Pick out two areas (below) that have special interest to you and you want to learn more about. We will cover all four in class, but you will go in depth regarding your one issue for your advocacy and your final paper. One of these three issues you will become an “expert” on. I will try to give you your No. 1 pick but may have to give you your No. 2 in order to spread you around to have an equal number of students on each issue (List:  Your top 2 picks):
    1. Climate Change
    2. Migration/Refugees
    3. Global Poverty
    4. Global Food Insecurity/Global Hunger
    5. COVID vaccine equity
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Part II Everything is connected. We are the CAUSE. We are the SOLUTION.

Homework for Thursday, Feb. 17: How to research your issue. With all issues, focus on GLOBAL, NOT U.S. Check out these links and understand what you will be doing for next two weeks. If you find it helpful, you could focus in on just one country like Guatemala. 

In class Feb. 17

  • Discuss expectations for collaborative research.
    • We have studied Climate Change. Now you are going to introduce yourself to one of the other 4 global issues we will focus on: hunger, poverty, migration, and vaccines.
    • In the upcoming weeks, please get (a) familiarity with basic facts and concepts of your issue, (b) how extensive is your issue (how much is it affecting people around the world?) (c) what are the underlying causes? (d) how much progress have we made and still need to make?
    • Outcome: to speak with understanding for 5 minutes about your issue, its extent, its causes, and progress. (The goal is to speak with congressional staff, if possible. If not that, to present to the class or in a public forum. Definitely, this research can be what you write your final paper on.)

 

Part III: Our Values

Tuesday, Feb. 22— Our Values: Catholic social teachings and Human Rights

    • Click here for your homework assignment due Feb. 22
    • During these upcoming classes, we will be able to develop these Individual Values of the Leadership Development for Social Change model:
    • Individual Values:
      • 1. Consciousness of Self (being aware of the beliefs, values, attitudes, and emotions that motivate one to take action.)
      • 2. Congruence (thinking, feeling, and behaving with consistency, genuineness, authenticity, and honesty toward others.)
      • 3. Commitment (our motivation to serve.)

Homework for Thursday, Feb. 24 — What is Poverty-Focused Development Assistance? How can we help struggling communities with international development assistance (aka foreign aid)?

Here is today’s PDF of the class presentation Foreign Assistance-new.key


 

Part IV: Global Issues: Forced Migration and Refugees

Tuesday, Mar. 8 – CAUSES OF FORCED MIGRATION/REFUGEES (class 1 of 2)

Thursday, Mar. 10 –  WHAT RIGHTS DO FORCED MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES HAVE AND WHAT RESPONSIBILITIES DO WE HAVE TO THEM? (2 of 2)

 

 

Part V: Global Issues: Extreme Poverty

Homework for Tuesday, Mar. 15 –  Poverty (1 of 2)

 

Homework for Thursday, Mar. 17 –  Poverty (2 of 2): Steps out of Extreme Poverty

 


 

Part VI: Global Issues: Food Insecurity/Global Hunger

Homework for Tuesday, March 22 – Food Insecurity/Global Hunger

Homework for Thursday, March 24 – Food Insecurity/Global Hunger 


 

Part VII Collaborative work on your issue

In class, you will be split into issue teams. Each team will work on your common issue.

During these classes, we will be able to develop these Group Process Values of the Leadership Development for Social Change model:

    • 4. Collaboration (working with others in a common effort.)
    • 5. Common purpose (working with shared aims and values.)
    • 6. Controversy with civility (our differences must be aired openly but with civility.)

Tuesday, March 29 – Collaborative work on your issue. 

a) What is the problem? How significant is your issue?  (If you find it helpful, you could focus in on just one country like Guatemala.)

Thursday, March 31 –– Collaborative work on your issue. 

b) What are the principal causes of your problem? (Don’t forget long-lasting causes like the legacy of colonialism and oppression.) Why is your problem persisting? (If you find it helpful, you could focus in on just one country like Guatemala.)

Tuesday, April 5 –– Collaborative work on your issue.

c) What progress has been made in combatting your issue? What still needs to be done to achieve success in your issue? (For hunger, poverty, and vaccines, look up progress made under the Millennium Development Goals, up to 2015, and now under the Sustainable Development Goals since 2015.) (If you find it helpful, you could focus in on just one country like Guatemala.)

Thursday, April 7 –– Collaborative work on your issue.

d) Is there a particular human story you have found that illustrates the impact of your issue and would help others understand? (If you find it helpful, you could focus in on just one country like Guatemala.)


 

PART VIII: Your Advocacy

  • Advocacy is one way in which we can learn and practice the Community/Societal Values of the Leadership Development for Social Change model:
    • 7. Citizenship (working for positive change on behalf of others and the community.)

Homework for Tuesday, Apr. 12 – How to advocate for PFDA for your issue

  • Study CRS’s recommendation for how to advocate for PFDA.
  • Begin to write an email to our Members of Congress in class.
 
  • Write: Apr. 12: How and why can Poverty-Focused International Development Assistance (on your issue) help communities rise out of poverty. How we can help to make sure our government enacts budgets that include these types of assistance? 

Homework for Tuesday, Apr. 19 — Your Advocacy Email

We will develop your final advocacy request in stages over the next few classes. Ultimately, you will produce two documents: 1. an email (300 words) to you Members of Congress in which you will advocate for foreign assistance with regard to your issue focus. 2. a final research paper (5 pages) that makes a more complete case for foreign assistance with regard to your issue.

Your email will advocate for long-term development assistance to help communities improve their own food security (or whatever your issue focus is). You will examine the US government’s USAID programs that address global food security (or hatever your issue focus is). Using what you have learned, you will write an email to your two senators and your one member of the House of Representatives.

  • In the email, you will introduce yourself as their constituent and explain any special reasons why you are concerned about Global Food Security (or whatever your issue focus is).
  • Then in the next paragraph, you will state what you are requesting them to do, namely, do you want them to support funding for your issue focus (for example, if your issue is food security, it would be for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition budget request of $264 million for FY22; $1.2 billion for the Global Food Security Strategy; and $2 billion for Food for Peace?) These amounts of money are requested by InterAction–the coalition of international NGOs, including CRS. 
  • If you do ask for these amounts in the FY22 federal budget, why? Briefly give your reasons.
  • Finally thank your representatives.
  • Send your email. You can send your email in either of these ways:

Here’s the requests for food security for the FY22 budget as recommended by InterAction, the coalition of international NGOs, including CRS.

WRITE: Homework for Tuesday, Apr. 19 — Your PFDA Request/Ask (What Poverty-Focused Development Assistance is being proposed by InterAction, the coalition of 180 US international NGOs.) 

  •  Call it Apr. 19 — Your Thesis (PFDA Request/Ask.) and why Congress should include what you are asking for in the budget.<—

 


Homework for Thursday, Apr. 21 — A brief summary of your issue focus and how PFDA would help low-income countries affected by your issue/focus.

We now want to prepare to advocate regarding your issue to Members of Congress as well as prepare for your final paper. For this homework you will do #1 and #3 for your issue focus.

A.) If your focus is refugees / forced migration: review key information about refugees and migrants. Updated for FY 2022 in fuchsia.

    1. In the email, you will introduce yourself as a person and as their constituent and introduce what you are writing them about – refugees and forced migrants (2-3 sentences). . 
    2. Here is where you insert the thesis you wrote. Then expand a bit: Briefly specify the programs you support and their goals. There are several budget lines (called “accounts”) in the budget: (i) Migration and Refugee Assistance budget for 2022 (Here’s more rationale for for this budget: FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance To Central America for FY 2022. (ii) REFUGEES AND FORCED DISPLACEMENT and FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance To Central America ?  An explanation of the key problems of the MIGRANT CRISIS.
    3. Why are you advocating for development assistance for refugees and other forced migrants? Write THREE different reasons you are advocating for long-term Poverty-Focused Development Assistance for refugees and forced migrants. One of your reasons could be from your personal human values or your faith values (such as those that are discussed in Catholic Social Teaching ). A second could perhaps be how PFDA supports human rights (such as you learned from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). A third might be one of the many ways in which  Foreign Aid  supports our US security and our own economic development. Here are two alternative sources you could draw from if you don’t like any of the three above: (i) A supporting reason could be drawn from one of the points in the reaction of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations or (ii) from one of the points 120 generals and admirals remind us of important Poverty-Focused Development Assistance is. 
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B. If your focus is GLOBAL HUNGER: review key information about GLOBAL HUNGER. Updated for FY 2022 in fuchsia

    1. In the email, you will introduce yourself as a person and as their constituent and introduce what you are writing them about – Global Hunger (2-3 sentences).  
    2. Here is where you insert the thesis you wrote. THEN expand a bit: Briefly specify the programs you support and their goals. There are several budget lines (called “accounts”) in the budget:  (a) US Global Food Security Strategy aka Feed the Future) , (b) USAID’s NUTRITION program, and (c) the McGovern-Dole International Food For Education And Child Nutrition program?   (NOTE: Remember that Congress has three programs  that address helping low-income communities overseas fight extreme hunger. Understand all three programs but in doing your homework, treat them as three funds addressing the same goal of helping low-income communities overcome extreme hunger. Therefore, you don’t have to write three separate answers. Write one answer but show awareness that there are three budget funds that address the one problem.)  
    3. Why are you advocating for FOOD SECURITY? Write THREE different reasons you are advocating for Poverty-Focused Development Assistance for Food Security. One of your reasons could be from your personal human values or your faith values (such as those that are discussed in Catholic Social Teaching ). A second could perhaps be how PFDA supports human rights (such as you learned from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). A third might be one of the many ways in which  Foreign Aid  supports our US security and our own economic development.  Here are two alternative sources you could draw from if you don’t like any of the three above: (i) A supporting reason could be drawn from one of the points in the reaction of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations or (ii) from one of the points 120 generals and admirals remind us of important Poverty-Focused Development Assistance is. 

C. If your focus is GLOBAL POVERTY: review key information about GLOBAL POVERTY. Updated for FY 2022 in fuchsia

  1. In the email, you will introduce yourself as a person and as their constituent and introduce what you are writing them about – Global Poverty (2-3 sentences). 
  2. Here is where you insert the thesis you wrote. THEN expand a bit: Briefly specify the programs you support and their goals. Remember, you are asking for long-term poverty-focused development assistance that address root causes of poverty such as these portions of the federal budget for. There are several budget lines (called “accounts”) in the budget:  (a) DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE, (b) MICROFINANCE. Here are examples of the types of program that would be funded: Invest in youth,   Invest in women / Gender Equity, These are just examples. We have looked at many more this semester.
  3. Why are you advocating for Poverty-Reducing Development Assistance? Write THREE different reasons you are advocating for Poverty-Reducing Development Assistance. One of your reasons could be from your personal human values or your faith values (such as those that are discussed in Catholic Social Teaching ). A second could perhaps be how PFDA supports human rights (such as you learned from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). A third might be one of the many ways in which  Foreign Aid  supports our US security and our own economic development. Here are two alternative sources you could draw from if you don’t like any of the three above: (i) A supporting reason could be drawn from one of the points in the reaction of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations or (ii) from one of the points 120 generals and admirals remind us of important Poverty-Focused Development Assistance is.

D. If one or two of you wish to switch your final focus to Climate Change, please review key information about Climate Change. Updated for FY 2022 in fuchsia

  1. In the email, you will introduce yourself as a person and as their constituent and introduce what you are writing them about – Climate Change (2-3 sentences). 
  2. Here is where you insert the thesis you wrote. Expand a bit: Briefly specify the programs you support and their goals: Remember, you are asking for long-term poverty-focused development assistance that address adaptation to climate change in low-income countries. These are the programs in the federal budget that do that. There are several budget lines (called “accounts”) in the budget:  CLIMATE ADAPTATION, RENEWABLE ENERGY, and support for the GREEN CLIMATE FUND . (NOTE: Congress has two programs that address helping low-income countries adapt to Climate Change. Understand both programs but in doing your homework, treat them as two budget lines addressing the same goal of helping poor countries adapt. Additionally, the Green Climate Fund is a multilateral (meaning we cooperate with other countries to build up this one fund) fund for long-term adaptation.)
  3. Why are you advocating to help low-income countries adapt to Climate Change? Write THREE different reasons you are advocating for Poverty-Focused Development Assistance for Climate Change adaptation. One of your reasons could be from your personal human values or your faith values (such as those that are discussed in Catholic Social Teaching ). A second could perhaps be how PFDA supports human rights (such as you learned from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). A third might be one of the many ways in which  Foreign Aid  supports our US security and our own economic development. Here are two alternative sources you could draw from if you don’t like any of the three above: (i) A supporting reason could be drawn from one of the points in the reaction of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations or (ii) from one of the points 120 generals and admirals remind us of important Poverty-Focused Development Assistance is.

E. If your focus is ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES SUFFERING FROM COVID

  1. In the email, you will introduce yourself as a person and as their constituent and introduce what you are writing them about – COVID in low-income countries (2-3 sentences).
  2. Here is where you insert the thesis you wrote. Expand a bit: Briefly specify the programs you support and their goals: What has been funded and what should be proposed for FY 2022 for ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES SUFFERING FROM COVID
  3. Why are you advocating for COVID assistance for low-income countries? Write THREE different reasons you are advocating for COVID assistance for low-income countries. One of your reasons could be from your personal human values or your faith values (such as those that are discussed in Catholic Social Teaching ). A second could perhaps be how PFDA supports human rights (such as you learned from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). A third might be one of the many ways in which  Foreign Aid  supports our US security and our own economic development. Here are two alternative sources you could draw from if you don’t like any of the three above: (i) A supporting reason could be drawn from one of the points in the reaction of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations or (ii) from one of the points 120 generals and admirals remind us of important Poverty-Focused Development Assistance is.

Homework for Tuesday, Apr. 26 – No class. Send your email to your 2 Senators and one House Member.

Finalize your email and send it.  Take a screenshot of your email on one Senator’s site before you hit send. Paste the final text of your email on your homework Google Doc. Call it: Apr. 26 Final email.

Homework for Thursday, Apr. 28 – Start drafting your final paper

See below for full instructions.

Homework for Tuesday, May. 3 -Continue drafting your final paper.

See below for full instructions.


Your Advocacy Makes a Difference https://bit.ly/2GbsyWw


 


 

Your final paper – Signature Assignment

ECG Final Paper Instructions

1. College-wide ECG Final Paper Instructions:

The paper should be 4-6 pages in length.

The paper must require students to incorporate at least 3 outside sources (scholarly articles, theoretical texts, etc. NOT popular newspaper or magazine articles.).

The paper must take a position on an issue and make a case for what you hold.

2. Instructions particular to our ECG course:

The paper should give your position on a topic you advocated for in Congress, such as not cutting Poverty-Focused Development Assistance, full funding for Syrian Refugee assistance, funding for the climate adaptation, etc.

The audience for the paper are your political leaders (senators and representatives). You are transforming your short lobbying presentation into a longer, more detailed position paper.

The paper must begin in an interesting way, to capture the reader’s attention. You can use “I” in the intro and conclusion.

It must have a clear thesis that states your position and summarizes your reasons (the thesis).

The body of the paper must contain your supporting points (a.k.a. arguments). The supporting arguments must include references (at least three) to authoritative or scholarly sources, not popular sources. Your arguments may come from class readings, scholarly (library) sources, and/or authoritative websites like Interaction or CRS .

It should conclude with a personal statement of why you hold your position (in place of a boring conclusion that merely restates what you just said)..

It should be carefully edited for transitions, writing errors, and plagiarism.

I suggest you follow this model of how to set up your paper (you don’t have to follow this literally–provided as an example of a possible framework):

A. INTRO: Begin with an interesting story, incident, experience, moving vignette/story from your reading or personal experience. Why are you involved in THIS issue? (or you can just do a dry old intro).

B. Lead into your thesis by writing a section that completes this prompt statement. “Right now, Congress is formulating the 2022 federal budget. With regard to Poverty-Focused Development Assistance to combat global poverty (or the Green Climate Fund, or Syrian Refugees, etc.), my position is that …” (complete this sentence with a sentence/paragraph that states your position/thesis). In this paragraph, follow your thesis statement with a brief summary of your reasons, like this:)”I hold this position for these three reasons.” (Begin developing your principal reasons for your position. They can be a combination of moral, religious, political, economic, personal reasons—to support your thesis–Catholic Social Teaching, UN Declaration of Human Rights, etc.) This portion should be about 3-4 pages long.

C. Conclusion. Explain how you were personally affected by learning about these global justice issues and by your experience of lobbying on them. This paper is due at the time for our course listed on the registrar’s calendar) uploaded as a file on Blackboard. https://www.cabrini.edu/about/departments/academic-affairs/final-exams

HOW TO WRITE YOUR INTRO AND THESIS

HERE’S HOW TO WRITE YOUR INTRO AND THESIS. THE THESIS MUST BE YOUR SPECIFIC REQUEST TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE CONCERNING WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO DO. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WANT FULL FUNDING OF THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND [OR WHATEVER YOUR KEY ADVOCACY TOPIC IS]. NEXT HOMEWORK YOU WILL BE DEVELOPING YOUR THREE ARGUMENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR THESIS.

First, you’d identify yourself, not just your name but all the reasons why you are connected with your issue. Then Say briefly what you are asking for. Here are some example of how to start so that you CONNECT a particular issue with the 2021 budget:

If I (JZ) were speaking about Climate Change: As a young adult, I am concerned about our planet and climate change. I am a member of xxx club on campus that xxx. I am especially concerned about how climate change is affecting poor people around the world and even in our own country. I want to make sure there is money in the budget to help poor communities adapt to climate change. Specifically this year I want the Senator (or Representative) to xxx. (See Interaction and CRS)

If I (JZ) were speaking about refugees: Every time I see pictures of Syrian refugees, it breaks my heart. I want the US to honor its commitment to assist countries near Syria to care for all the refugees now in their country. I am a member of xxx club on campus that does xxx about migration. Specifically this year I want the Senator (or Representative) to xxx.(See Interaction. and CRS) 

If I (JZ) were speaking about foreign aid: My family is originally from Poland. Poland was in ruins after World War II but through foreign aid, the US helped rebuild Poland. It was the right thing to do and now Poland is a strong democratic country and an ally of the US. I support a full foreign aid budget so poor countries can help their own people and become strong in the future. I support programs like Feed the Future,, basic education, climate change, water, and basic education. (See Interaction.)

See how I found a way to tie a personal connection to the larger foreign aid budget?

Now consider the following questions. You do not have to hit on them all, but think of them as prompts that get you thinking about how to develop your points. Are there one or two you can get off on? Do not follow them slavishly. Think of the stories you told last week. Can you fit in a moving story?

How would a decrease in Poverty-Focused Development Assistance affect the lives of poor communities, especially with regard to aspects of their lives that you are concerned about? Here’s what CRS and Interaction have to say about Trump’s proposed budget cuts.

What is the aspect of the lives of poor communities that are of particular interest to you? What might be the immediate as well as LONG-TERM impact of cuts in Foreign Aid on them? (Might it have a long-term impact of leading to conflict? Trouble adapting to Climate Change? Cause more migration? Lead to more Human Trafficking?)

What are you asking the senator’s or representative’s office to do?

What motivates you to lobby on the behalf of poor communities?  (Is it because of some aspect of Catholic Social Teaching? Is it because of the Cabrini Mission? Is it because of Human Rights? Is it because it is strategically important for our country (USGLC)?)

What is the status of the issue you are concerned about? Is progress being made? What more still needs to be done?  Do you have a human-interest story that captures the issue well that you would like to tell?

Does the senator or representative have a particular connection to your issue interest? Does he hold a position similar to or different from you? What’s his or her track record on this?

Try to think of a two-three-minute spoken explanation about what you think. Picture you are saying it to your mother, father, or friend. Put it in your own words. This will be like an “elevator speech” about what you think. Ultimately, what you are writing in this and the next few homeworks will result in 2 versions: a 5 page version for your final paper and a much abbreviated version for your last email to Congress. 

HOW TO WRITE a good intro:

  • It grabs the reader’s attention.

HOW TO WRITE a good thesis:

  • It clearly states your position.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST ARGUMENT

DEVELOP YOUR FIRST ARGUMENT TO SUPPORT YOUR THESIS. YOU DRAW YOUR ARGUMENTS FROM INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY INTERACTION, CRS, AND OTHER SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER. YOU WILL HAVE THREE SUPPORTING REASONS ALTOGETHER. (I will update these links and you will see that they are updated if they are fuschia color.)

 
Remember that we are partnering with CRS. Here are CRS’s positions on 

Climate Change,

Poverty-Focused Development Assistance,

Health, Global Health, The First 1,000 Days,

Gender,

Education,

Hunger, and The First 1,000 Days of a child’s life, and

Refugees.

Make sure you refer to specific requests. Always look at these sites and then Interaction here:

 

Go back and look at the Sustainable Development Goals. Are there points there you can incorporate?

 

HOW TO WRITE YOUR 2ND AND 3RD ARGUMENTS

DEVELOP YOUR SECOND TWO ARGUMENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR THESIS. YOU DRAW YOUR ARGUMENTS FROM INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY INTERACTION, CRS, AND OTHER SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER. YOU WILL HAVE THREE SUPPORTING REASONS ALTOGETHER.
 
 
 
HERE ARE THE US GOVERNMENT’S PROGRAMS FOR DEVELOPMENT (Interaction and CRS information on various topics):

CLIMATECLIMATE ADAPTATION, RENEWABLE ENERGY, and GREEN CLIMATE FUND. CRS ON GREEN CLIMATE FUND.

FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION: FOOD SECURITY,  FOOD FOR PEACE. and NUTRITION. CRS ON Hunger, and The First 1,000 Days of a child’s life

HEALTH, SANITATION & CLEAN WATER: GLOBAL FUND FOR AIDS, TB, and MALARIA , and GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY and WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE. CRS ON Health (except children’s programs), CRS on Global Health

MATERNAL and CHILD HEALTH; CRS ON Health (Integrated Early Childhood Development and Vulnerable Children’s Wellbeing). The First 1,000 Days

POVERTY REDUCTIONDEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE, MICROFINANCE

EDUCATION: BASIC EDUCATION and McGovern-Dole Food for Education. CRS ON EDUCATION

GENDER: GENDER EQUALITY. CRS ON GENDER EQUITY

MIGRATION: CRS ON MIGRATION, REFUGEES and MIGRATION and MIGRANT CRISIS. CRS ON REFUGEES.

DON’T CUT POVERTY-FOCUSED DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.

Make sure you refer to specific requests. Always look at these sites and then Interaction here:

Foreign Aid 101reminds us of that Poverty-focused Development Assistance supports our security and 
our own economic development usglc.org/our-issue/  

Go back and look at the Sustainable Development Goals. Are there points there you can incorporate?

 

HOW TO WRITE your conclusion

Now bring the component parts of what you have written together.

Now, pull your final paper together. Make sure you have: (1) An interesting title; (2) a strong intro that draws your reader in; (3) a bridge to your thesis; (4) a strong, specific thesis that states clearly what you are asking to be done (see below); (5) a brief summary of what will be your three arguments; (6) three supporting arguments; (7) each argument has a transition and (8) a topic sentence; (9)  scholarly or authoritative references properly cited; (10) a conclusion that is personal and powerful; (11) works cited in APA or MLA format; (12) well edited

For after the pandemic: Find out what your 2 senators and 1 House member has to say about international foreign aid and your focus. (Who are your US Senators and 1 House member?)

Researching your two Senators’ and one House member’s positions.

Find out what your Congressional representatives have said about your topic. See if this site helps. https://justfacts.votesmart.org If you can’t get something specific on your issue, just use “Foreign Aid.”
You can also see what committees they serve on by looking on their websites.
 

In your Google Doc site, use the title “Dec. 1: My Senators and Representative said this about my issue. How does his/her position relate to mine?” write the names and political parties of your two senators and the name and party of your one House member (with their Congressional district). Write what they have said. Write how it matches (or not) your position. What what you would say to him or her if he/she disagrees with you?

 


 

 

For after the pandemic: Write your letter to Members of Congress

Please make your almost-final draft of your final letter to Congress about 500 words

Your final paper is due Dec. 14, 11:59 p.m.


 


Unused homeworks:

CRS and Integral Human Development:

 Call this homework “Nov. 3 CRS”

1) What is CRS? Read CRS: About Us and write your own summary of what CRS is. (about 3 sentences.)

2) What is the relationship of CRS and Cabrini College? Read this page and describe the relationship. (5-10 sentences)

3) How does CRS provide aid? CRS uses a holistic approach to International Development called Integral Human Development. Explain IHD in your own words. (5-10 sentences.)

4) What is Poverty-focused international assistance? How does the process of providing Poverty-focused international assistance work? What should we Americans care about Poverty-focused international assistance? (10 sentences)


The MDGs: Implementing Poverty-Focused Development Assistance

Review:

What is Foreign Assistance?

Goals of Foreign Assistance

Impact of Foreign Assistance

Improving Foreign Assistance

Then study the one Millennium Development Goal you have selected to focus on.

Study the Fact Sheet for your selected Goal:

Goal 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 2 Achieve universal primary education: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 3 Promote gender equality and empower women: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 4 Reduce child mortality: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 5 Improve maternal health: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 7 Ensure environmental sustainability: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Goal 8 Develop a global partnership for development: 2013 Fact SheetPDF document

Write:

WordPress title: “The MDGs”

Write an explanation of why you are committed to the MDG you chose. THEN write a summary of how well we are progressing on meeting your specific goal. How much further do we have to go on this goal?


Review your notes and what you learned today about how CRS does long-term development. I am attaching the presentation on CRS’s integrated approach to development for review.
 
Address these questions:

-what are some differences between relief and development?

-in what ways does Farmbook exemplify long-term development?

-in what ways does Farmbook illustrate CRS’s goal of Integral Human Development?

-besides helping this community to become better farmers, what other outcomes or results does Farmbook achieve?

 
Call your homework: Feb. 25 Farmbook

another booklet. You studied the Oxfam brochure on Foreign Aid 101. A second booklet, “Smart Power 2.0,” is a very good statement from a broad-based non-partisan influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states that supports “a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.”) Members include business leaders, U.S. military including 4-star General Colin Powell, and government officials from both political parties who support Poverty-Focused International Assistance in the U.S. budget.

Your homework is to study Smart Power 2.0 especially pages 3 and 8-9, this short video, and what CRS asks of us.  

After you finish reading, write a reflection called “The Case for Poverty-Focused Development Assistance.” In 300 words, explain why Americans should support poverty-focused international development assistance.

Humanitarian Aid for Syria

Please study these resources about Syria. We will discuss more in class. Over the weekend, I will ask you to write what you want to ask Congress and President Obama to do. For Thursday, I just want you to study about Syria.

Brief video http://goo.gl/HBMhyZ

Six reasons why Syrians are fleeing to Europe http://goo.gl/gMGFzg

CRS’s Sean Callahan just back from the region: http://goo.gl/yv6twq

CRS’s background: https://goo.gl/ItYA5I

Take Action: urge funding to address refugee crisis: http://goo.gl/4ZO4ZH

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate introduced S.2145 – The Middle East Refugee Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2016. This bipartisan bill will allow the United States to allocate an additional $1 billion to respond to the refugee crisis resulting from conflict in the Middle East. This funding will both support humanitarian relief efforts and increase the U.S. capacity to resettle refugees.

As Congress considers S.2145, please send a message to your Senators urging them to take quick action in moving this legislation forward. Time is of the essence and policymakers need to know that Americans care about the plight of refugees and are calling for action.

Write for homework for Sept. 6: 1) What effect is the violence having on children? Please be specific and include examples from The Children of Syria and Refugee Children in Crisis (UNHCR),   (400 words.)

  • Due before class Thursday on your WordPress site. Name this entry: Sept. 6: How these four children in Children of Syria and others in the readings are being affected. Use Heading 3 style for the heading. Use paragraph style for the body.  Your entries should be written with this rubricin mind.)

Interaction’s 2017 US Federal Budget recommendations:

https://www.interaction.org/choose-to-invest-2017

StudyOverview on this page.

On the left sidebar, study and almost memorize the “10 Reasons To Support U.S. Leadership In Ending Extreme Poverty.”

Choose two to learn more about:

Please write: (1) explain why Interaction thinks we should invest in combatting extreme poverty. (b) Choose two of the above and explain why each of the budget areas you chose is important to overall alleviation of global poverty. (c) Explain how each of the two areas you chose has made progress in combatting global poverty. Write 400 words. Name: March 15 Interaction 1.

Explaining your MDG through stories

Watch the videos pertaining to your goals. Each of you should have selected one of the MDGs. Watch the videos pertaining to your MDG. Find one that speaks to you, one that has a story you can tell in an interesting and compelling manner. I don’t want you to write anything but in class Tuesday, each of you will tell us a story. Think 2-3 minutes tops. In order to tell a good story to us and when you lobby:

Begin by asking: Who is my audience and what is the message I want to share with them?

What is the challenge in the story?

What is the message I want to share?

Memorable stories are relatively simple and straightforward: less is more.

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Ethiopia: Improving The Land To End Hunger http://goo.gl/5MD5cj

Low-cost potato storage technology http://goo.gl/JFKc7z

Malawian Chili Farmers http://goo.gl/T91zId

The Keyhole Garden http://goo.gl/ef27sS

The SILC Road http://goo.gl/2clYpW

The Struggle for Water in Ethiopia http://goo.gl/ouq4tb

2. Achieve universal primary education

Guatemala: Education for a Better Future http://goo.gl/i8x9mu

Signs of Hope for a Forgotten Community http://goo.gl/FHt0OZ

Achieve universal primary education http://goo.gl/EzYX66

3. Promote gender equality and empower women

Saving Girls from India’s Sex Trade http://goo.gl/whh8hn

Malawian Chili Farmers http://goo.gl/T91zId

The Keyhole Garden http://goo.gl/ef27sS

Helping Gaza College Grads Get Jobs http://goo.gl/NGb5xO

Human Trafficking http://goo.gl/En5sFS

4. Reduce child mortality and 5. Improve maternal health

Clean Water and Clean Hands Save Lives http://goo.gl/ZRir2C

Cell Phones Lead to Better Health for Expectant Moms http://goo.gl/EQFZ0H

A Paradise for Pregnant Women http://goo.gl/IQlkmZ

Pregnant and Praying for Success http://goo.gl/Yq0Pge

For Congolese Women, A Lifesaver http://goo.gl/84xb9j

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

HIV, AIDs and Orphans and Vulnerable Children http://goo.gl/Qm8MjM

For Congolese Women, A Lifesaver http://goo.gl/84xb9j

Global HIV and AIDS http://goo.gl/oiHRd0

Community-Based Care and Support http://goo.gl/Ct5uOE

Treatment http://goo.gl/jZu1wu

7. Ensure environmental sustainability

Ethiopia: Improving The Land To End Hunger http://goo.gl/5MD5cj

Reducing Water-related Risks in Haiti http://goo.gl/hHwyZ7 (read the article below also)

Environmental Sustainability http://goo.gl/MfCu2G

8. Develop a global partnership for development

Using Technology to Empower Those We Serve http://goo.gl/A3pppi

In the Congo, Vouchers Offer Moms a Choice http://goo.gl/kYHOAm

UN Millennium Campaign Goal 8 Global Partnership http://goo.gl/vGZuDS

In class, you have studied Catholic Social Teaching and have applied some of the 10 themes to situations in our own lives. Now I’d like you to look at a couple of brief videos that capture the needs of many around the world.

https://www.ted.com/talks/alessandra_orofino_it_s_our_city_let_s_fix_it#t-89392

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3TZGDaM6O4&feature=youtu.be .

Here is the way some Americans have spoken about these people you see in the video:

“Triple the size of the Border Patrol.” “Ship millions back to Mexico.” “Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals.” “Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees.”

It’s hard when you hear so many voices shouting different views to focus on what we should do. If we have a “Justice Lens” to help us think about what we see in the world, it gives us a clearer way to see. It doesn’t give “answers” but it helps us to think about core values we should consider. Use the sheet handed out in class (10 themes of Catholic Social Teaching) and (a) apply one of the themes to one of the situations mentioned in the brief video above. (b) Then choose one other issue in the world (like increased use of fossil fuels that increases climate change, use of slave labor, sweatshop labor to produce cheap goods, etc.) Explain how CST would help you think about that issue. Call your homework Feb. 25 Justice Lens 2 (400 words)

 
Attachments area
 

Preview YouTube video How Do We Tackle The Root Causes of Displacement?

 
 

How Do We Tackle The Root Causes of Displacement?
 

Let us do a little more thinking by putting the current crisis in some historical context. Please read this short article that sets some context about refugee crises in the recent past: Powerful Gestures

Please view these brief videos:
CRS: Hungering for Peace (3 min.)
 
 
 
Let us look at the Learning Outcomes for ECG and ask ourselves about how the Learning Outcomes help guide our thinking about Syrian refugees.
 
You will demonstrate–by articulating how your disposition to the Mission of Cabrini College has changed since you took ECG 100 and ECG 200—if and in which ways efforts towards a more inclusive and socially just worldview reflect your own beliefs and the lens of terms and concepts like human dignity, right relationships, solidarity, human rights, environmental sustainability, concern for the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, and the common good.
 
Education of the Heart
Cabrini College is a Catholic institution of higher education dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.
The College welcomes learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds and prepares them to become engaged citizens of the world.
 

 More factors of global poverty

Let’s take a look at a few of the complicated reasons why some countries are poor. The causes are complex, but these examples will give us a broader view: Democratic Republic of Congo and Guatemala. In Chapter 3 of Sachs, you learned a number of the causes of poverty, such as the poverty trap, geography, cultural barriers, and others. But Sachs doesn’t look at the origins of these countries and how they got their start. So today, we will look at the history of colonialism, with the example of the Congo.

I would like you to watch this video on the Congo, called “King Leopold’s Ghost.”

Please view the video and write on this topic: The Congo, also called the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is a country deep in poverty, yet it possesses all the attributes of a rich country. I want you to understand the legacy of colonization. Colonialism is the ownership of countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America by Western countries. This video will give you an idea of why the DRC is so poor. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3bn33o4hr8n4gf1/King_Leopold%27s_Ghost_1_hour.mov?dl=0

After watching this hour-long video, please write 300 words in your WordPress site, titled “The Congo. Homework for Feb. 2,” in which you answer the question “What is the role of colonialism in the DRC’s poverty? What factors contributed to poverty after 1960 independence? “

1) Read CRS’s page on the need to maintain or increase funding for Poverty-Focused Development Assistance.
http://www.confrontglobalpoverty.org/current-issues/poverty-international-assistance/ (If you are not a Catholic, just translate the Catholic references into humanitarian and human rights language.)
2) Read Interaction’s position on Poverty-Focused Development Assistance: (Interaction is the coalition of major NGOs like Catholic Relief Services and has the most precise, up-to-date info on the subject.)
3) Write: In your own words, in a conversational manner, explain your position on Poverty-Focused Development Assistance. Synthesize what you read for today, along with all you have been studying so far, and tell others what you think the US should do with regard to long-term development assistance to the most poor countries. (Picture yourself speaking to a family member or friend who may know less or may even not understand why we should even have any foreign aid, and explain to them where you stand and why you think what you think.) Call your WordPress entry: This is what I think about Poverty-Focused Development Assistance.
 
Please answer these questions about foreign aid in your own words (some of the answers are found in the booklet, but I want to hear your way of stating it). Call your homework Oct. 13 Foreign Aid 101(http://goo.gl/EQiMzy)

What is Poverty-focused development aid (or assistance)?

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the U.S. government sets high standards of how poverty-focused development assistance should be done. Explain after watching the video and reading the page how (a) countries are selected for aid, (b) how countries are involved in their own development, (c) how countries must practice good governance, (d) how programs are focused on results.

How have two major programs in agriculture and health brought about great success in increasing food security and combatting HIV/AIDS?

What is the difference between (a) humanitarian aid and (b) poverty-focused development assistance?

In class, you have studied Catholic Social Teaching and have applied some of the 10 themes to situations in our own lives. Now I’d like you to look at a couple of brief videos that capture the needs of many around the world.

https://www.ted.com/talks/alessandra_orofino_it_s_our_city_let_s_fix_it#t-89392

Please study Oxfam Foreign Aid 101. (http://goo.gl/EQiMzy)

This booklet summarizes clearly the essential ways our country approaches assisting the most poor and vulnerable communities. This booklet (1) explains what foreign aid is, (2) lists the reasons why our country gives assistance, (3) counters myths about aid, and (4) explains how to make aid effective.

Please watch PBS Global Warming: The Signs and the Science

Please study the evidence from NASA. Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet, by NASA.

Sachs Ch. 11 and Ch. 13:

STUDY: CH.11. pp. 210-218 and CH. 13. pp. 259-265.

WRITE: (a) Ch. 11. Many people believe the answer to terrorism is to kill and obliterate whole regions of the world. Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said: “We will utterly destroy ISIS. We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out.” The Millennium Development Goals and Jeffrey Sachs offer a different approach, that of Foreign Aid and Development. Explain what Foreign Aid and Development accomplish in countering terrorism that a purely military approach doesn’t. and (b) Ch. 13. How would you explain to people who have little hope that progress can be made in eliminating extreme poverty that there are many examples of progress and hope. Call your homework Feb. 18 Ch. 11 and 13.

DON’T DO THIS: Study parts of two chapters (13 & 16) in Sachs.

  • Then SKIP Chapters 14-15.
  • Study Chapter 16 (pp. 309-328). When you read Chapter 16 Myths and Magic Bullets, realize Sachs is playing Devil’s Advocate when he says things like “Africa is corrupt” and therefore we’d waste money helping. He is showing how some of these myths are FALSE.)
  • Write: In Ch. 16, most people who have not studied the developing world as you have begun to do believe the myths are true. (1.) Why do you think people believe the myths? (2) What are 2-3 points you have learned this semester that help you see the greater complexity of the causes of poverty than the stereotypes/myths that most people believe?
  • Call your homework Ch. 13 and Ch. 16

Let’s review the homework from last Thursday.

Focus especially on advocacy and WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW AND THE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK.
 
There are three actions the US and other countries can take:

Pursue diplomacy and negotiations for a political solution with all the concerned parties in the negotiations. Right now in the last few days, the beginnings of negotiations are just underway. Read more here.

Humanitarian aid from the federal budget. You read this last week that aid agencies are supporting $1 billion in additional aid.: Take Action: urge funding to address refugee crisis: http://goo.gl/4ZO4ZH

Resettlement of refugees in the US. So far we have taken in 1,700 out of the 4+ million refugees. Pres. Obama is asking for us to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees next year. Some humanitarian agencies say we should take in 100,000 next year. What do you think?

So what do you think? Please write a brief 200-300 words on what you believe our country should do. Write it to be spoken. Call your WordPress entry Refugee Humanitarian Aid.
 

Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 18 –  What is a Modern Slave? – vocabulary

Learning Objectives:

Understand the current definitions under relevant legal frameworks (with a focus on the Palermo Protocol and U.S. law).

Have a concrete sense of the different ways in which human trafficking presents itself around the world (especially where there is force, fraud, or coercion).

Distinguish human trafficking and modern-day slavery from other types of human exploitation that are not slavery or slavery-like.

For Tuesday, Feb. 18, homework due for class:

Think and write for Tuesday: Call your entry Feb. 18 Many Aspects of Modern Slavery (referencing your homework readings and viewing). Write a reflection on what you learned about modern slavery and forced labor, how it’s way more than sex trafficking, which is just a portion.

  • about 500 words, more or less, about the many aspects of modern trafficking you didn’t know as much about.

In class: Let’s learn about the Catholic Social Teaching principle on the Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers. The dignity of work flows from the dignity of the human person and the rights of the person to participate in using his or her gifts and skills to provide for one’s livelihood and that of one’s family. Everyone should be involved in decisions that affect their lives. How does looking at one issue through the lens of the Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers help us think about that issue in a new and different way?

Modern_slavery_fact_sheet.

 

Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Sex slavery and trafficking

Sex Slavery and Trafficking

Sunitha Krishnan TED Talk. “The fight against sex slavery.”  http://www.ted.com/talks/sunitha_krishnan_tedindiaandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gV-RqBcsOE

Connecting Refugees and Slavery: “On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse.” https://goo.gl/qYXOSO

Write: Feb. 14 Sex Trafficking

In class: Dreams Die Hard

An Introduction to Labor Trafficking – Understanding Supply Chains.

View and Study The Dark Side of Chocolate: The Dark Side of Chocolate, a 46-min. video, will graphically show you how child labor is in the delicious taste of chocolate.

Look up Hershey’s slavery statement and see what they say about slavery in their supply chain. Then look up what an independent audit says to see if what Hershey claimed is true. Dig deeper hereand be sure to scroll down.

Write a post. Call it Feb. 20 How is slavery is hidden in plain sight all around us in our household products. How do supply chains make it easy for brand names like Nestles and Hershey to claim ignorance of slavery in their products? What is the truth? (400 words. (referencing your homework readings and viewing))


Homework for Tuesday, Mar. 3 – Forced labor and our food

Learn: What are supply chains and why is it important to understand how they work?

Study:

Product of Mexico Part 1 Harsh Harvest.

Product of Mexico Part II No Way Out.

Product of Mexico Part III Company Stores.

Product of Mexico Part IV Child Labor.

WriteMar. 3 (referencing your homework readings and viewing):  Our food is sometimes grown and harvested by people who live and work in slave-like conditions. (a) Summarize three or four working conditions that exemplify slave-like work conditions in the 1st section of the series. 100 words. (b) Describe some of the living conditions of the workers as presented in the 2nd section. 100 words. ( c) Explain how the 3rd section show that workers are held through a system called “debt bondage.” 100 words. (d) The 4th section focuses on child labor. Here focus on the impact of the entire series upon you. (200 words).  Label your homework (a) work conditions, (b) living conditions, ( c)  debt bondage,  (d)  impact.


In class:

Watch: The lives of the workers who made our shirts.

Check your clothing brands.

Where can I buy ‘clean’ clothes?

Your technology and conflict minerals. Answer: 1.) Name the 3TG Conflict Minerals. 2.) What are the top-five tech companies with best conflict-free mineral scores? 3.) What has been the benefit to the Congolese people of these companies sourcing conflict-free minerals? 4.) What happened in 2017 to the Dodd-Frank Bill provision that required reporting about sourcing of conflict minerals? Google what happened and why. Search:  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule under attack.

Forced labor list. 1.) Pick out 2 products from 2 countries and report whether child or slave labor is used, what percentage, and if it’s getting better or worse.

Look up Hershey’s slavery statement and see what they say about slavery in their supply chain. Then look up what an independent audit says to see if what Hershey claimed is true. Dig deeper hereand be sure to scroll down.

Fishing: https://www.cfr.org/interactive/modern-slavery/#!/section3/item-19 1.) Name some of the abuses to migrants that occur in the Thai fishing industry.

Supply chains.



WHAT ARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted in 2000 was a plan that cut world poverty in half, “providing much needed access to water and sanitation, driving down child mortality and drastically improving maternal health, … and combatted HIV/AIDS.” The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 and set 17 achievable goals “go the last mile on ending hunger, achieving full gender equality, improving health services and getting every child into school beyond primary. The SDGs are also an urgent call to shift the world onto a more sustainable path.”

The U.S. helps to achieve these SDGs by means of Foreign Aid, specifically Poverty-Focused Development Assistance. What is Poverty-Focused Development Assistance? Why should we (the US) provide Poverty-Focused Development Assistance to poor countries? How much Poverty-Focused Development Assistance should we provide to poor countries?

Sustainable Development Goals-intro (5 min.)

Sustainable development goals: all you need to know (3 pages)

The Global Goals We’ve Made Progress On (14 min. TED Talk)

Sachs- Sowing the Future | America Magazine–Sustainable Development (3 pages)

For Ed. Majors: Why and how to teach the SDGs in Early Childhood (12 min.)

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals here.

Write: (500 words)

(a) What are the SDGs?

(b) Why is there a need for the world to achieve sustainable development?

(c) How will assisting the poorest nations of the world to achieve these Development Goals benefit both them and us?