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  • 1. Advocates for Peace Cynthia Ma, En Ping Su, Sarah Zhao Humanities 2 Peacekeeping, Conflicts and Terrorism
  • 2.
    • “… Even the miles of barbed-wire
    • stretched around crouching temporary huts
    • designed to keep the unwanted
    • at a safe distance, out of sight
    • even the boards that had to absorb
    • year upon year, so many human sounds
    • so many depths of vomit, tears
    • slow-soaking blood had not offered themselves for this
    • The trees didn't volunteer to be cut into boards
    • nor the thorns for tearing flesh
    • Look around at all of it
    • and ask whose signature
    • is stamped on the orders, traced
    • in the corner of the building plans
    • Ask where the illiterate, big-bellied
    • women were, the drunks and crazies,
    • the ones you fear most of all: ask where you were.”
    • -Excerpt from “For the Record” by Adrienne Rich
  • 3. Background - Peacekeeping
      • What Defines Conflict?  How Does It Affect The World?   
      • The definition of conflict is to come to a disagreement.
      • If these conflicts are big, often entire nations can become involved.
      • Conflict has resolution, but with many more losses.
      • It can destroy everything for a person.
      • Dreams can evaporate in an instant even if the person had nothing to do with the fight.
      • So can homes, friends, and families.
  • 4. Main Problem
    • What is the Main Problem? 
    • Man will always disagree with one another.
    • We are individuals who believe in different things.
    • However, the way we deal with disagreements is what can change friendships and people.
    • Conflicts take energy, resources and belongings, in order to fuel it.
    • It only needs two to start it. 
    • There isn’t enough on this planet to be able to endure every little disagreement, should it turn into an extreme fight.
    • Yet it’s hard to change a person to look at things from another perspective.
  • 5. Background - Effects
    • Just how much impact does conflict leave?
    • Cause people to lose homes and families
    • Disorder
    • Economy wreckage
    • International fear & chaos
    Refugees in Somalia Picture From: www.biyokulule.com/view_content.php?articleid =379
  • 6. Background - What’s being done
    • How do people make changes?
    • UN peacekeepers
      • UN peacekeepers are people sent into a conflict zone of the world to try and peacefully resolve a conflict.
      • Assisting victims
      • Find refugees
      • Hold elections
      • Restore homes
      • Discussing issues
      • Lessen violence
      • Set up buffer zone
    The voting line in Somalia Picture From: http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=61610&rendTypeId=4
  • 7. Quote
    • “ Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.”
    • -Winston Churchill
  • 8. So, who are we?
    • We are Advocates for Peace, a group of 8th grader students dedicated to helping the Iraqi college students
    • We’ve decided to focus on the University students of Iraq because they’re the future of their country.
  • 9. Case Study – University of Baghdad
    • What do we know about it?
    • Biggest Iraqi college - 80,000+ undergrads
    • Seated on a peninsula - guards protection
    • Over 80 professors kidnapped / killed and more students murdered
    • Only about half of the students went to school regularly in 2007
    • Now about 80% of students are attending school
    • A lot of the faculty has returned to teach again.
  • 10. Quote
    • “ Guards protect the class with guns, a picture stands in place of a student who was killed only weeks earlier by a bomb on campus.” (Leaving the chaos behind)
  • 11. Case Study The Reason Behind Our Choice
    • Our Focus = University of Baghdad
    • Though they are in one of the most war ridden cities at the moment, the students and the university itself is rarely paid attention to.
    • Few people have even thought about university students in Iraq.
    • However, they are the future voices of this country, and no less targeted than any other civilians the city.
    • It’s not too late to learn about these brave people though.
  • 12. Case Study - Links
    • http://www.sfisonline.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/16/MNBQUFHFF.DTL&hw=iraqi&sn=079&sc=051
    • http:// video.on.nytimes.com/index.jsp?auto_band = x&rf = sv&fr_story =7f7d2afd6050bcd2a002359780bf13c91b03b41c
    • http:// icasualties.org/oif /
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqmXMA5v474&eurl=http://global-challenge.wikispaces.com/Related+Links+Hum2+Group2
  • 13. Case Study - Organizations
    • UNESCO
    • UNICEF
    • UN
    • We are focusing on UNESCO, an organization that is also working on our topic.
  • 14. Case Study - UNESCO
    • We found a wonderful organization called UNESCO that has already thought of Iraq’s future and is accepting donations to buy new textbooks and lab equipment for the remaining students of Iraqi universities.
  • 15. Case Study – UNESCO
    • We like that they’re looking to the future of Iraq
    • And helping students to get back on track
    • They are looking for peaceful ways of solving the major mess currently occurring in Iraq.
  • 16. Picture
  • 17. Interactive - Directions
    • Get into groups of three to four people
    • Talk about what you currently know about Iraq
    • Discuss them with the people around you.
    • Share your facts with the rest of the audience.
  • 18. Interactive - Questions
    • Look at the fact sheets we g a ve you and discuss with your group what you like about the organizations’ actions and what they could improve on.
    • Share your ideas with the audience.
  • 19. Interactive Activity
    • Now that you have shared your solutions, let’s discuss about these questions.
      • What should be the first priority in ending the Iraq occupation?
      • What would you like to know more about?
      • What are important factors in solving the problem in Iraq successfully?
  • 20. Action Plan
    • We plan to create a candy gram fundraiser and donate the money to UNESCO so they can send more books and supplies to the college students in the University of Baghdad.
  • 21. Advocates for Peace – Our Aim
    • Our Aim :We aim to educate people about the college students in Iraq with the purpose of sparking support and aid for these students as well as to raise money to buy textbooks and lab equipment for students at the University of Baghdad.
  • 22. Our Message
    • We need to let the public know about the college students in Iraq because amid all the bombings and deaths in Iraq, they are given very little attention
    • However, these people also happens to have the future of Iraq in their grasp
    • If we are to successfully withdraw from Iraq while maintaining the peace, we must help the future officials of the country first
  • 23. Short Term Plan
    • Do more research on our subject
    • Raise awareness of conflicts and terrorism in Iraq by:
      • Presentation
      • Wikispace
    • Organize a candy gram
    • Collect donations
    • Compile & organize money
    • Donate to UNESCO books + lab equipment for the University of Baghdad
  • 24. Long Term Plan
    • To continue raising awareness of our issue
    • Fundraise for more money and send them to UNESCO annually
    • Photo from <ahref=&quot;http://s139.photobucket.com/albums/q308/Photoclass2006/Tawny%20Palmer/War/?action=view&current=WarinIraq.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;><img src=&quot;http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q308/Photoclass2006/Tawny%20Palmer/War/WarinIraq.jpg&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;War in Iraq Collage&quot;></a>
  • 25. Wiki
    • URL of our Wiki space
    • http://global-challenge.wikispaces.com/Categories+Hum2+Group+2
  • 26. Quote
    • “ Baghdad and Kabul's nights have not known the flares of festive firecrackers at the rate of a tank a day ripples of explosive re-actions.”
    • -Sprite (UK)
  • 27. What YOU can Do
    • Petitions to join
      • http://www.now.org/issues/peace/iraq_petition.html
      • http://www.petitiononline.com/Iraqacad/petition.html
      • http://www.petitiononline.com/cndstwc/
      • http:// archive.democrats.com/elandslide/petition.cfm?campaign = iraq
    • Donations
      • http://www.epic-usa.org/Default.aspx?tabid =57
  • 28. Photos
    • images from: http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_02/IraqiBomb1804G_468x313.jpg
          • http://blog.case.edu/james.chang/2007/01/28/iraq_protest.jpg
  • 29. Conclusion
    • This is a crucial issue because to help Iraq’s future problem-solvers is one of the best ways to battle terrorism.
    • This problem may be solved with less difficulty if the nation’s own people are able to stand up for
    • The main purpose for the terrorists to threaten the university community is to disrupt the students’ education and terrify them enough to not take action.
  • 30. Conclusion
    • We must solve the issue in Iraq first in order to restore international
    • Helping these college students lets the nation’s own people have the knowledge + ability to solve their
    • Also shows that we disagree with the act of terrorism happening in Iraq.
  • 31. Conclusion
    • Conflict has a lot of recognition among global issues.
    • Many books, articles, and poems are written on conflict and violence.
    • However, it is the decisions of many that trigger an action to stop any violence.
    • The question is Will we try to make change, or just let things stay? The answer is in you.
  • 32. Thank you For Listening 