this link goes to the googledoc with the process we took
this link goes to the googledoc with the process we took
The Philadelphia newsletter
Employ and Empower Yourself. Thats the message that 18 year olds, Anthony Torrance and Rashaun Williams were trying to get across to the public on June 2nd, this past Saturday. These young ambitious African-American gentlemen are co-founders of a non-profit organization focused on community empowerment, development, and integrity, that goes by the name of Phresh Philadelphia. They have been running this non-profit for more than two years now, and show no signs of slowing down. They feel that they “moved the crowd” with their sermons as well as their panelists that spoke to the youth (which were focused on ages from 15-18) about starting a business while still in high-school. The two young men felt very adamantly about starting a business at such a young age, and feel it has been their biggest crutch as well as their greatest asset. Nevertheless, they feel that starting a business early has more pros than it does cons.
The “Employ and Empower Yourself” conference that took place this past Saturday was done in partnership with OIC of America, which is another non-profit that helps to support and facilitate business. It was also done under the label of the F.L.A.S.H. initiative, which was created by OIC and revitalized by Phresh Philly. F.L.A.S.H. stands for Future Leaders Advancing Self Help. It originated as a group name in 1984, and was positive message to the youth at that time, but didn’t get much recognition. With the promise to get F.L.A.S.H’s name out to the public, OIC gave the ownership of it to Phresh Philly in hopes to gather more youth to their cause.
Going back to the event, it would be considered a huge success. At first the seats were empty, which worried the two gentlemen because they had put a lot of time and effort into making sure they were prepared to teach their audience. But after half an hour, the crowd started rolling in, and by the time the panel was getting started, the room had pretty much reached capacity! Three of the focal points on the panel was how to get a job and make money, how to start and maintain your own business, and how to get more involved with your community, all of which were thoroughly addressed throughout the seminar. The majority of the kids walked out with a new F.L.A.S.H. t-shirt to show off to friends and other members.
When asked if they would do it again, Anthony responded “Certainly, this was only one of many events that will help our youth and get more young people driven and focused. We won’t stop here,” For more information, you can check their website and phreshphiladelphia.org, send them an e-mail at phrehphiladelphia@gmail, or just attend one of their many meetings on wednesdays at Broad and Master.*
- What did you find most challenging about this project?
The most challenging thing was finding resources for what I was trying to show with my images. i knew what I took the images for but had difficulty presenting it.
- How did you go about collecting the images or selecting the images?
I looked for images that told a story. I didn't just want images of convenience stores owned by foreigners. I wanted images that showed lifestyles of Americans with other cultures. I also wanted images that showed things that wouldn't be found in America without influence from other parts of the world.
- Which image is your favorite? Why? Elaborate.
I think the picture of the volkswagon is my favorite because it shows globalization in another time period as well as presently. The van is so old.
special thanks to Marie Burelli and Frank Jordans who helped with my research and knowledge of the Switzerland election system.
For this project we were assigned a country in order to learn about their election process for electing their president, and find someone in that country to ask questions to a second person in the country about the presidential elections. The ones we contact in the country could be anything from, a school/ offices/ business and average people. The election country that we were assigned was S.Korea. Through our research we found that S.Korea's president is elected through a plurality vote and serves a single five year term. We also found that their Presidential election are going to be held in December 2012 and that they recently had an election for the National Assembly in April 2012. The person I contacted for help with this project was through facebook.
Conversation with S.Korean Citizen:
After sending him the questions and having the set up ready he unfortunately backed out on us and was unable to help. We contacted sever agencies as well however there was no response from them as well.
After the project I realized that there were many di fferences between the S.Korean and the American election systems, such as in the states a president can serve for two terms four years each, but in S.Korea they only serve one term of five years. I also noticed that their National Assembly has an important role in th e country.
There were many ups and downs in the process, for anyone doing this project I would tell them to keep in mind the language and time barriers, the time difference is very different and that was also a big issue for us. I did however learn a lot through this process including finding a person around the world that can help.
Reflection on project:
Some of the most challenging parts of this project were finding what part of globalization that we learned in class to use and to pick from and collecting the images. To collect the images we had to take the pictures ourselves but I dont have a very good camera so that posed a problem and my favorite image in the project is one of a child's hands holding the American Flag as it is growing out of her hands, its a little hard to describe but that is my favorite picture, mostly because it fits perfectly with what I was trying to explain about globalization in that section of my benchmark. I personally believe that evidence of globalization in Philadelphia is greater then that of other states because Philadelphia was the first city created and it hold the most history. I learned a lot through this project, inclulding how to connect globalization to different places in Philadelphia, and the process of finding the places I need in order to best explain Globalization.
The most challenging thing I found about this project is trying to tie it in with Globalization. I chose to write my journal story about something I knew about first hand and has actually been around too see and hear on my own. I also had a hard time with trying to make the paper sound more of a blog/journal thing instead of sounding like a thesis paper.
I always knew about this story because I am from one neighborhood and has friends in the other neighborhood. I have seen these things first hand, the 17 year old boy that died was friend of mines I knew since kindergarten and the mother and son caught in the cross fire was my friend mother and brother. These things have a great effect on me, I didn't physically get shot but these things messes up people minds mentally.
I think this story doesn't receive enough attention because its always something about African Americans doing something violent in the news. Everyday you'll see inner city violence on the news so this would be just another story. But the shootings doesn't always happen in the same place in my story there's a shooting almost everyday if not everyday. The violence is senseless and is getting out of hand. I feel like the city of Philadelphia should put more police patrol out on the streets of Philadelphia. I don't think this story will get more attention over the next few months unless another innocent person is shot dead. I learned that inner city violence is somewhat of a disease it spreads through out the youth.
How old do you have to be to vote in the DR?
What is the voting process like in the DR?
Are you familiar with the voting process in the US?
What are some political parties in the DR?
After talking with our teacher we started to get moving along with the process because she gave us some ways to contact different people in the Bahamas. After sending out emails and days of waiting a response we finally got one from a teacher. She then forwarded this email to someone in the class who was willing to talk to us about the election process. We exchanged emails but we didn't really get information we were suppose to skype and interview him but things got hectic with other work. So this project wasn't really successful although we did get in contact with him we didn't really get the information.
This was a fun project but because it wasn't stressed as much as the others it wasn't really focused on. So if we could have redid this project we would've taken more time out to really get in contact with and get the information from him.