I just got the follow up film to the original video we watched in September. I'm excited to watch it with you guys. I hear there is some cools stuff about schools and communities, inspired by the film, take positive action in their communities.
I asked my students to make a post over the break expressing their plans and ideas regarding the Invisible Children organization's KONY2012 campaign. Not a single person made a post. Hmmm. I suppose I'll take that silence to mean there isn't enough commitment to even discuss an important humanitarian issue. That means there certainly isn't enough commitment to take real and lasting action. But if that were not enough to give me serious doubts about involvement in this movement, the actions of Jason Russel force me to make the unfortunate decision that the school, my classes and I will not participate. Read here. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/jason-russell-san-diego-invisible-children-kony-2012-142970255.html
Too bad really, I was pretty pumped about students coming together for a great cause and making their voices heard in places that matter. That's life I guess! The really sad part is that the exploitation of children that has been going on in Uganda and South Sudan will continue without action from the rest of the world or even awareness on the part of moral and caring people.
Considering our look at the role of Mobals in our review of de Blij's argument in The Power of Place, I thought this article might stimulate your thoughts. American legislatures are reconsidering immigration policy...are they learning de Blij's lesson about Globalization?http://www.npr.org/2011/11/25/142674917/have-the-crackdowns-on-immigration-gone-too-far
Check out this from Mississippi, this isn't the past, it's now.http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/30/justice/mississippi--hate-crime/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn
Students! Please share your thoughts and reactions to the video. Use the guide to prompt your thoughts, or offer what these issues made you think about. Has your thinking changed after understanding some of these ideas? I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
BE SURE TO READ OTHER PEOPLE'S COMMENTS BEFORE MAKING YOUR POST, it's okay to respond (appropriately) to someone else' s comment.