Park University Teach-In
Uniting to teach the value of inclusion, diversity, and global citizenship
Leading by Example
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order regarding immigration that affects passport holders of seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. As history is known to repeat itself, Park University prides itself in continuing to offer a safe-haven for our students. At this time, Park University faculty want to show our solidarity for our international students. We are encouraging faculty to spend a few minutes talking about inclusivity, diversity, etc. in their classes.
Below are materials provided by Park faculty members.
Activity related to civil liberties but not in direct response to EO:
Included below are a couple of readings written after September 11th that might inspire some interesting discussion:
“Security Versus Civil Liberties” by Richard A. Posner
“Protecting Dr. King’s Legacy: Justice and Liberty in the Wake of September 11th” by Nadine Strossen
The following discussion questions relate to the above readings and are taken from Citizenship Now, a Longman Topics Reader, by Jon Ford and Marjorie Ford (2004).
Questions for Discussion
Discussion questions related to Parkville campus Teach-in Event:
How do human rights and social justice impact how we interpret and act upon the President's new executive order regarding immigration?
What communication strategies or interventions might work best to support human rights and social justice?
Presentations from the Parkville campus Teach-in Event:
Short Videos that might inspire discussion:
"Migrants and Refugees: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)"
"Finding Refuge: 60 Minutes (CBS)"
How Can Students Make a Difference?
Actions speak louder than words. Students look to educators for guidance so they can change the world. Let's give them answers!
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