Though age etc make me one of the less relevant persons to do this I thought i should quickly lob discussion starter on michael moore film and its brooklyn youthful community builders celebrations on 9 December
3 sorts of queries came to my mind
do you have similar takeouts to mine listed below (italics are almost straight forward report from film to which i have sometimes added a query)
which are ones brooklyn might want to stimulate first in ongoing actions or open space- how does this relate to database of community ngos or student union clubs etc being invited to event
is there way of simplifying wording and positivism of headlines
Places (eg iceland) and organisations are financially and communally renewable when enough women are included in top level decision-making. One of youths most dynamic hubs on the US west coast is 500 women startups- does brooklyn need a similar movement?
LAW INTENT VERSUS COMMUNITY LEVEL IMPLEMENTATION
America has a supreme history of constituting some of humanity's greatest laws - but over time the rich seem to hire lawyers to disadvantage of the poor - discuss whether this is an issue in communities you care about, and if so constructive ways forward for your generation's mediation with rich elders
DID AMERICA 'S LAST QUARTER CENTURY HELP PEOPLES EVERYWHERE GO BEYOND COMMUNISM ONCE EVIDENT AS MAN'S LEAST PRODUCTIVE IDEOLOGY.
Finale 1 of film: Globally did american politicians facilitate what most american people would have voted for as the fall of wall signified the end of communism as a model for developing livelihoods of any nations people? Discuss. compare with China's last quarter of a century www.economistchina.net
In 1977 only a few months after the fall of the gang of four, The Economist's Norman Macrae wrote - what was in store for China was an end to boring ideology and a drive for economic growth. It did not make any difference whether the man carrying out this policy was Ping or Pong or Deng. The same is true in 1995. In recent interviews Singapore's Lee Kuan ew shared this view:
The Chinese are not ordinary people you know. They are the products of a very self-conscious civiliisation. self-conscious because they know they once did it (led the world) and now they are out of the race, they must get back into the race
2015-2025 THE MOST EXCITING DECADE FOR INNOVATION?
Finale 2 of film: Arguably ever increasing investment in technology has now created tipping point of more possibilities for human change in the next 10 years than ever before. Discuss whether this relates to moore 's finale optimistic conclusion (signified by fall of Berlin Wall) that if you all cheerfully chisel relentlessly enough The Wall (or any conflict ) can disappear- and do you feel you have full access to change's greatest decade
WHEN INVENTED HERE BECAME NOT INVENTED HERE
Finale 3 of the film - Michael Moore almost seemed to surprise himself- many of the most socially inspiring ideas he traveled around the world to bring back to America were led by local people who said they had originally borrowed the idea's practical consequences from America . What do you make of this overall lesson for America's millennials?
WHOSE BOUNDARIES VALUE CHAIN WHO's FLOWS
Much of the second half of 20th century was professionally ruled by increasing boundaries (and academically expert disciplinary silos) between people. Discuss how this interacts with open technology flow as boundary-less. Do we have the intergenerational capacity to action learn fast enough to celebrate the opportunities of reduced degrees of separation or will the risks increasingly dominate freedom of being in any community
ARE ANY OF THE EDUCATIONAL LESSONS MOORE PRESENTS RELEVANT TO USA :
France's - school lunches are opportunity to appreciate health dividends of high quality food and a time to develop childs ability to open up smart social conversations with peers
Norway - children are more productive at learning if childhood is designed as a happy time by minimising homework and standard examination testing
Did the Free university culture of slovakia sound credible to you
SOCIAL VALUATION OF YOUTH IN USA
As recently as 1970 , most us colleges were nearly free for students. Is there other evidence that policies in America have increasingly become youth anti-social since 1970s, and if so why or how did this happen?
LINKING IN WORLDWIDE EMPOWERMENT'S LESSONS NOW
worldwide empowerment research 3 human majorities of the world's population - the poor, women, youth have less than 10% voice and resources in impacting what futures are designed even as technology's consequences for humanity have never accelerated as much change to society and sustainability as the next 10 years. Discuss what peaceful changes can be made first if youth collaborate across sustainable cities and communities - eg celebrating the UN's promise of Development Goal 11
10 Biggest issue i have missed
====================== chris macrae DC 240 316 8157 http://www.economistuniversity.com/ www.amychina.net
When father and romano prodi launched Entrepreneurial Revolution in The Economist 1976 they used the song - if ten green bottles hanging on a wall should all accidentally fall there would be nothing (social or economic ) left at all
I wonder how to improve a range of 10 themes so that both elders and youth can find enough community-building ways in.. Could we ask students to reply with one minute videos if they either liked something very much in the film or feel that one issue was mst missed out. What would you call such a startup youtube channel out of Brooklyn and to be twinned virally but positively with wherever film is actively shown next?