Carleton Enrichment Mini-Course Program 2012
From May 7th to May 11th, 2012 members of PACT-Ottawa are teaching a one week course to youth from across the national capital region as part of the Enrichment Mini Course Program (EMCP) at Carleton University. Our course is entitled People for Sale?! Understanding & Challenging Modern Day Slavery. For more general information about the program, please click here.
You thought slavery was abolished more than 200 years ago. You were right. Yet there are about 27 million slaves in the world today. That's almost the population of Canada, living in situations of severe labour or sexual exploitation ... or both. Learn what it is like to be a slave in 2012, in Canada and around the world. Research the economic and social causes of trafficking in persons, a modern form of slavery. Become an international lawyer for a day and see what the law says about modern slavery. Learn about the roles of law enforcement and social services in helping trafficked persons. And find out what you can do in your own community to stop human trafficking.
(as drafted by the class together on Monday, May 7th, 2012)
1. Respectful communication.
2. Catch the eye of an instructor before leaving the room. (nod if you need assistance)
3. Water is allowed. No food is allowed in the classroom.
“Proportionality” exception: If you missed a meal it is better for you to eat in class and break the rule than to go hungry or miss class.
4. Criticism should be offered constructively and, if offered constructively, then it should be accepted.
On Monday, May 7th, each student drew the name of an organization that is working on the problem of human trafficking. The homework assignment for the week is to prepare a 2-3 minute presentation to share with the class about the organization. Students will make their presentations to the class on Friday, May 11th in the morning. Some questions students may wish to address in the presentation include:
- Is the organization Canadian or international? Where is its headquarters?
- Is the organization a government organization, an intergovernmental organization (IGO) or a non-governmental organization (NGO)?
- What are the organization's main activities?
- Who does the work? Does the organization have staff, volunteers or a combination?
- Does the organization work directly with victims of human trafficking? If yes, is there a special group on which the organization focuses?
- Does the organization try to affect public policy?
- Does the organization educate people about the problem of human trafficking?
- Does the organization work within the justice system? ..... etc.