#MeToo

The #MeToo campaign has been used in many countries. It has spread virally all over the world. It is a two Word hashtag used in social media in October 2017. It is about women that have got not denounce sexual attention and harassment.

The hashtag has used more den 200 000times, and 500 000 tweets. It has been used the most on Facebook. Over 4,7 million times. It is used to make awareness of sexual discrimination, so we can make a change and be more aware. The #MeToo creator is Tarana Burke; she initially criticized the movement for ignoring the work of black women in creating dialogue addressing sexual assault. However, she did salute those who partook in the movement and credited Milano for acknowledging Burke’s similar movement.

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Gran Torino questions

Task 5.
I agree with the summary of the movie on the blog. The film shows us how it can be to live in a multicultural society. It shows us how strong some cultures are and it tells how human relations can develop over cultural boundaries. It shows in the movie when Walt become friends with the labor, and it shows us their high culture.

 

Task 2
The oppression we can see in the movie of the Hmong people is, for example, the neighborhood. It is an unfortunate condition in the streets, and the hoses are poor. Not everyone for instance Tho has money to go to school so he could get an education. Instead, Walt helps him get a job so he can earn money to help the family and go to college. The movie taught me about the Hmong people in the USA that they don’t snitch, they have gangs and are a very religious. They also are very grateful, and some are very kind.

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“My son the fanatic” and “Free for all”

“My son the fanatic” and “Free for all” are two short stories that are similar stories, but still very different. The central message is the same, the message of these two stories are multiculturalism, but with two different scenarios.

The story “free for all” is about an immigrated family that is living in the United States. The story tells us about a boy that wants to play guitar; he has discolored jeans, long hair and his father is the total opposite. Father of the family is Dr. Naqvi; he’s a dressed up, wealthy and a physician. He wants his son to become a successful doctor or an engineer. That makes his father mad, and he decides to talk with him, but the son won’t lisen. The father becomes even madder and smacks his son in the face. The son called the police, and his father gets into a lot of trouble. He wants to give his son a lesson, so he travels with his howl family to their hometown, Karachi, and eminently when they arrive and steps out of the airplane he beats up his son. The son called for security, and they tell him to listen and respect his father.

The second story “My son the fanatic” is about another immigrated family that lived in England. There is a conflict between the father, Parvez, that is a taxi driver and his son Ali that was a successful boy. He had a lot of friends, a girlfriend and did great in school. In the story, it is a conflict between the father and the son in this story. It deals with different values held by the first and second generation immigrants. A day everything turns upside down, he sold all his stuff, broke up with his girlfriend and eventually drops out of school. Parvez gets worried and decides to sit down with his son, Ali tells him that he has become a Muslim and says that is the right decision in life. Parts become mad because he wants him to be as English as possible. In the end, Parvez hit Ali.

Both stories are very similar, they are showing us how it is to grow up in a culture with rules, but in a different place, you are living in with other values. In both of the stories, the father-son relationship is horrible; both struggle to get accepted by their father for their identities. In the end, the sons get slapped, and that is child abuse. In the story “Free for all” the son report his father, and not everybody would do that. Multiculturalism is something challenging for someone but also meaningful. It is multiculturalism because both families have several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society.

 

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Lion

The film Lion is about a boy named Saroo. Saroo is originally from India, but when he is five years old, he gets torn from his family through a series of unfortunate coincidence and is being adopted into a new loving home in Australia. We get to join him on his journey until he finds his way back home to his mom. The film Lion is based on a true story.

Saroo was 20 years old when he returned home; he is grappling with a childhood that incessantly haunts him and caught in the midst of an identity crisis. How is he? When he is returning to his original hometown, Saroo comes in an identity crisis. He has lived almost his howl life in Australi, but his original home in India. An identity crisis he faces is when he returned to India and cannot talk in his mother language, only English. They can communicate without an interpreter. He also is not used to the culture, music and the food that is in India.

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International Day

We don’t change the world on one day, but one day at the time.
Operation day work is the most significant Norwegian solidarity campaign. The action consists of two parts: international week and OD-day. The International day we learn about different countries and crises. At the OD-day the students are working at home or a company and earn money to donate. The OD-day is a definite offer to help make the world a fairer one. The students get the opportunity to give one day of their education, to income for other people. Operation day work is more than one day work. It is also about knowledge, knowledge, and understanding of the world around us. The goal is to help people that are in need and make people aware of the crises in the world. There are people across the country working to collect money for the project of the year. This year they focus on the world´s most massive oil disaster in Nigeria. At ODW they usually collect 25-30 million NOK.

As a preparation for International Day, I had to choose two rooms to participate in. I got climate change room and the lab because it was the two rooms I found attractive. We used the time to read and gain information about what was going to happen in these rooms. I found information through links at the google docs document at https://internationalenglishfagerlia.com/ that the teachers had written. I also searched on the internet for different climate change in the world, and I focused on the one in Nigeria.
In the preparation process, we made posters for the rooms with different facts about the climes change. To create awareness we used social media to communicate with the teenagers, we sent for an example Snapchat to others and made different Instagram stories with information in this way over 500 people saw it.

I think the preparation for International Day and ODW was a success. I think people understood more of the crises in the world and learned a lot. One thing that could be different is checking on the students because a lot took off in the middle of the day but came back to get marked as present. I think it should be a way to check that everyone has been in two rooms. I learned a lot of different things such as the climate change and to understand the risk of environmental pollutants get concentrated in food chains. I am happy with my effort in this on this day, and I tried hard to get people inside.

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Niger Delta Blues

The Niger Delta is the delta of the Niger River sitting directly on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.  The song Niger Delta Blues starts off with a call and response lamentation in a different langue, Yoruba. The song “Niger Delta Blues” tells and expresses the cruelty the people must live with and how unfair it is. The state of their nation and how politicians have pocketed their wealth using our money to corrupt the moral values of their society.  “There are no schools, medical clinics or social services in most of our villages, no electricity, no clean drinking water” People do not get an education or the help they need.

We learn about the oil industry in Niger Delta that is causing the environmental devastation. Their oil that is being pumped out of their land is worth billions of dollars. They have no school or social services in most of their village.  People do not get the education that they need to save the country. There are tropical diseases like malaria, typhoid and cholera are roaming around, but there are no medical clinics. There is neither clean drinking water for the people to drink. Women, men, children are getting murdered, in cold-blooded jungle justice style. It needs to stop

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UN’s sustainability goal

The UN’s sustainability goal is that the world’s joint work plan for eradicating poverty, combating inequality and stopping climate change by 2030. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in 2015 that 193 countries had agreed to set of development goals. They made in total 17 goals. These goals
have covered everything within the three dimensions of sustainable development, climate, and environment, economy and social conditions.

The one goal that I thought was the most important and stood out to me. That was number four, the goal was quality education. Why I think that quality education is the most important and it stood out to me, is that a good education is a basis for improving people’s lives. I have learned that a good education has a big impact on my life. Thar I want to give other people the same opportunities that I was given. How I would like to work with this goal is to first start to collect in money. Maybe organize another day where students work for a day and give the money to people who travel around as a teacher. I would also have worked as a volunteer, maybe in the summer or a whole year, who helps to build schools.