RCL #9 TED talk Script Draft

Topic: Human Trafficking
Purpose: The purpose is to increase awareness for human trafficking, which causes human beings to believe that they lack free will.
Thesis Statement: Young adults who have experienced the trauma of human trafficking must be treated medically with respect.

Introduction:
Attention Strategy – Since I want to be a pediatrician, I want to learn about patient care especially patients who have endured hardships.  I want survivors of human trafficking to be treated equally with dignity and respect as survivors instead of pitied as victims of this problem.

Body:
Main Idea  – Survivors of human trafficking endure abuse and torture that deeply affects their mental, physical, and emotional health.
1. Victims experience poor living and working conditions, violence, abuse, malnutrition, and substance abuse.
2. From these major impacts on their lives, survivors deal with depression, anxiety, trust issues, and PTSD.
Main Idea – Medical Professionals are unaware of the warning signs of human trafficking, which prevents them from stopping this form of modern slavery.
1. In a study of Canadian medical school students, 88.8% of people were unaware of the signs and symptoms of human trafficking
2. 76% of these students thought that learning about these signs was important in medical school
Main Idea – The silence regarding human trafficking must end.
1. Sober houses should be created for survivors of human trafficking so that these young girls and women can support each other through their long journey of recovery.

Conclusion:
Concluding Remark – Through raising awareness and breaking the trend of silence toward this tragic reality, survivors will encourage other survivors to strive for the recovery that they deserve.

Slides – The slides will emphasize the trauma that these young teenagers experience who are not extremely different from us.
Slide 1: A survivor of human trafficking’s story.
Slide 2: A survivor of human trafficking’s story.
Slide 3: A survivor of human trafficking’s story.

RCL #8 Paradigm Shift Rough Draft

The change of human trafficking considered as an international problem to a problem that also occurs within the United States is evident through laws established throughout history that focus on international and domestic human trafficking.  Many citizens of the United States only believe that individuals who have been trafficked to the United States are from foreign countries.  However, many victims of human trafficking are citizens of the United States.

  • International laws try to eliminate human trafficking
    • immoral actions and devastating effects
    • The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
      • Helps with returning children who have been trafficked to different countries.
      • Prohibits the trafficking of children for sexual purposes and labor.
      • Punishes people guilty of participating in the illegal act of human trafficking.
      • Individuals’ rights of parenting a child will be removed, if they are guilty of trafficking a child.
  • Domestic laws
    • Trafficking Victims Protection Act was created in 2000.
      • Emphasizes the need to end the plight of human trafficking to eliminate the trauma that these individuals endure.
      • Allows the State Department’s office to control trafficking and the President’s Interagency Task Force to control trafficking to initiate change for this issue.
    • Obama’s effort to raise awareness
      • Established January as human trafficking awareness month and January 11, 2011 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
      • On January 11, 2011, events occurred to raise awareness of the urgency to end human trafficking.  Alliance to End Human Trafficking started a campaign for the government to renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act to protect the women and children in our world.

Through the shift of public opinion about human trafficking, we are more aware of the severe consequences that this act has on women and children.  Women and children should not live in fear of their lives.

RCL # 7 It’s What I Do

Addario’s novel enable her readers to sympathize and empathize with the people suffering in her photos.  The images that Addario incorporates provide us with the ability to visualize these people’s reality.  The tears and facial expressions in these images delineate the harsh environment of some countries where women struggle to find equality and children liv in fear everyday.  Through the effect of these images, Addario’s readers try to understand the differences between individuals’ opinions of a normal life.
In the last section of images of Addario’s It’s What I Do, the thirteenth image depicts a young woman named, Kahindo, who was kidnapped by rwandan soldiers for three years.  While Kahindo was held captive, she was raped and had two children.  In this image, Kahindo and her children are looking out of the window in their home, while the light shines through.  Her children look content and innocent because they cannot understand the challenges that they will face in their life.  However, Kahindo looks out of her window with fear and concern in her eyes.  Since she has endured many hardships, Kahindo fears for the lives of her children.
The thirty-ninth image in the last section of images portrays a woman suffering from dehydration and starvation.  The young woman’s eyes are closed and her face shows the pain that she carries with her.  The children surrounding this woman are trying to feed her biscuits because they understand the challenge of living without food and water.  This image demonstrates the compassion of others through the love from these children, which is necessary in this time of turmoil.
I can incorporate images of my dogs playing and enjoying their lives to emphasize the significance of dogs in my life.   I can capture their warmth and optimistic energy through pictures of them running around and enjoying the outdoors.  Through these images of my dogs, I will demonstrate their ability to brighten anyone’s day.

Civic Artifact Essay Rough Draft

The UNICEF Child Abuse Commercial evokes pathos through the changes between the feelings of the audience members.  In the beginning, the young boy is excited about creating his halloween costume especially through his diligent work.  From viewing the wide smile on the boy’s face, the audience is filled with a sense of nostalgia about their joyful childhood memories.  The opening of the door to the boy’s room signifies his fear.  He is used to being alarmed because of the unexpected abuse he endures everyday.  As a terrified and scared boy, he bends into and hides in the “dresser” that he has made to emphasize his desire of wanting to be invisible.  Frightened by the future, the young boy tries to conceal his fate.  Toward the end of the commercial, the words,“There are children who play to be invisible,” appear on the screen.n The use of the word “invisible” causes the audience to empathize and sympathize with the young boy.

Along with engaging with the emotions of the commercial, it also demonstrates the impact of ethos toward the creator of the it, UNICEF.  UNICEF defends children’s rights of obtaining basic nutrition, education, immunization to fight diseases.  This Foundation emphasizes the necessity of children to be treated with respect, compassion, support, and love.  Children need advocates in their lives who they can depend on.

This message of this UNICEF commercial plays a role in Kairos.  The commercial occurs during Halloween, which indicates the boy’s desire and need to be accepted and loved by his family members.  Even during these holidays filled with joy, there are still people who suffer, so we must appreciate our blessings.  In order to enforce the dangers of emotional, verbal, sexual, and physical abuse, parents must act upon this cause to save children.  Parents need to be encouraged to protect children from around the world, not just their own children.  Action is needed before this problem worsens.  According to Michelle Healy from USA Today, many statistics point toward child neglect being the main impact for abused children.  According to the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine,  child neglect accounts for 75% of reported child abuse cases.  In addition, based on research from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, more than 3 million cases for child abuse and neglect involve around 6 million children.  In addition, according to Patterson, the largest risk factors for child abuse are parents abusing substances, a history of child abuse or neglect, and depression.  Based off of Molly Jenkin’s research for the American Humane Association, the increase in emotional and psychological abuse reports is related to society’s change of belief of what is considered to be abuse.  Jenkins claims that as more people accept emotional abuse as abuse, more people will report this type of serious abuse.

The UNICEF commercial emphasizes the ideology that abused and neglected children feel invisible.  This is evident in the effects of abuse which include: depression, violent tendencies, learning deficiencies, or suicidal thoughts.  The commonplaces relevant in this commercial delineate traditions that are not followed through families with a history of child abuse.  In many households, a child’s parent making or buying their Halloween costumes is a tradition.  However, in this commercial, the child is making his own costume.  The boy has to make his own costume, even though this should be a family tradition for the parents to initiate.  The costume is a drawer which represents his desire to hide from his life and the abuse.  Saint Mary’s Villa establishes the positive tradition of initiating these children into their families through family meetings.  Saint Mary’s Villa and the commercial emphasizes child’s need to be comforted and supported by family.  The commercial emphasizes the need of the child to be immersed in tradition of family.

Our civic duty is to protect these children from the horrors of child abuse.  Children should not live in fear everyday of their lives.  They deserve a childhood filled with joyous memories of playing with their family and friends.

Civic Artifact Rough Draft

  • UNICEF Child Abuse Commercial
    •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y-x6-rOMv0  
    • Pathos
      • Audience members drastically change their feelings during this commercial
        • At the beginning, the young boy is excited and happy about building this costume
          • Works really hard to cut and paint
            • Audience is excited for this boy’s costume
        • His smiling expression changes once the door opens
          Signifies how easily frightened he is

          • Used to being alarmed because anything could happen to him since abuse is unexpected
          • Terrified, frightened look on his face
          • He bends down and hides into the “dresser” to emphasize his desire of wanting to be invisible
          • Trying to hide from his abuser
          • Scared of the future
        • “There are children who play to be invisible”
          • The use of the word “invisible” causes the audience to empathize and sympathize with the young boy
    • Ethos
      • UNICEF made the commercial
      • Defends children’s rights of having basic nutrition, education, immunization to fight diseases
      • Emphasizes the necessity of children to be treated with respect, compassion, support, and love
    • Kairos
      • Occurring during Halloween which is a time for family and friends
      • Even during these holidays filled with joy, there are still people who suffer
      • Must appreciate our blessings
    • Ideology
      • Common belief that abused and neglected children feel invisible and want to hide
      • Effects of abuse include: depression, suicidal thoughts, violent tendencies,
    • Commonplaces
      • Tradition of making Halloween costumes
        • Child is making his own costume instead of the tradition of the parents making the costume or buying the costume
        • Costume is a drawer which represents his desire to hide from his life and the abuse
      • Connection with Saint Mary’s Villa
        • Tradition of initiating these children into their families again through family meetings
        • Commercial emphasizes child’s need to be comforted and supported by family
        • Has to make his own Halloween costume, even though this should be a family tradition for the parents to initiate
        • Commercial emphasizes the need of the child to be immersed in tradition of family
    • Conclusion
      • Our civic duty is to protect these children from the horrors of child abuse.  Children should not live in fear everyday of their lives.  They deserve a childhood filled with joyous memories of playing with their family and friends.