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United Nations day!

 This event was celebrated as United Nations day. This event was entitled our Planet, our Futures!

This event was located at SUNY Global Center in Manhattan New York. Event took place On October 25, 2019. I was invited to this event by Jeanne Stillman UNA-USA-SNY & and her husband David Stillman who is executive director of Public-Private Alliance Foundation.

Moderator:  

  • Professor Ilgu Ozler is the Director of the SUNY Global Engagement Program in NYC and an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at SUNY New Paltz.

Speakers:

  • Zeke Johnson is the Senior Director of Programs at Amnesty International USA.  He leads the organization’s team of thematic issue experts working to end human rights violations in the United States and around the world.
  • Kavita Desai is an Adviser on Sustainable Development and Global Policy with the United Nations Foundation. She received her Doctorate from Pace University Law School with certificates in environmental and international law.
  • Bruce Knotts is the director of Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) since 2008. 

All the speakers’ emphased these points:

Millions of people are already suffering from the catastrophic effects of extreme disasters exacerbated by climate change. The effects of the climate crisis will continue to grow and worsen over time, compounding and magnifying existing inequalities, creating ruin for current and future generations. 

Burning of fossil fuels oil, coal, and gas is driving one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: climate change. Extreme weather events, rising oceans, and record-setting temperatures are wreaking havoc on hundreds of millions of lives and livelihoods around the world. Greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, have already warmed the globe by more than 1°Celsius since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Unless we can rein in these emissions and ambitiously transition to a just, clean, and renewable energy future – the planet will become unrecognizable as global temperatures soar by 4, 5, or 6 °Celsius and beyond.

To avoid the worst of dangerous climate change, we must keep carbon in the ground. According to the best available science, to have a decent shot at limiting global warming to even

2°Celsius, 80% of the fossil fuels we already have access to must stay in the ground. This number will be even more dramatic for the 1.5 °Celsius Limit that countries, including the U.S., have committed to. This effectively means no major new fossil fuel projects, and phasing out existing fossil fuel production and consumption by the middle of the century, replacing them with a safe, clean, just, and renewable economy that is 100% decarbonized.

Science couldn’t be more precise. According to the latest UN climate report, we have less than 12 years to cut global emissions in half. This means the world must rapidly phase-out of fossil fuels. To get there, major global banks must be held accountable for the massive social and environmental impacts of their financing decisions. They must defund climate change. For me, the discussion on banking and fossil fuel was the highlight of the day, for which Zeke Johnson of Amnesty International was the main speaker.

Banks and Climate:

The latest Banking on Climate Change 2019 report reveals the shocking fact that since the Paris Climate Accord, big banks have increased financing for fossil fuels.

In fact, in the three years since Paris, big banks have pumped $1.9trillion into the fossil fuel sector. This is an insult to logic, science and humanity.

Banks must take responsibility and play an integral part in initiating the pivot away from fossil fuels, but it’s up to us to push these banks to take necessary action. Let’s start with the biggest and worst of them all: JPMorgan Chase.

Indigenous Rights:

Indigenous peoples are among those experiencing impacts from a changing climate first and worst. At the same time, they are at the forefront of movements around the world to protect land, air, and water from fossil fuel production. From the Transmountain pipeline, the Coastal gas link pipeline, the Bayou Bridge pipeline, to the Keystone pipelines, Indigenous peoples was leading the fights against major fossil fuel infrastructure projects that would lock us into decades more of fossil fuel expansion.

The banks supporting the fossil fuel industry have a responsibility to avoid financing projects and companies that violate Indigenous rights, including in particular treaty rights, religious rights, and the right to require free, prior, and informed consent for development that impacts them. And yet, JPMorgan Chase and other banks are backing companies, which are trying to build the Line 3 pipeline despite explicit opposition by impacted Indigenous nations. Chase is also the only bank that is financing ALL OF THE FOUR key areas expansion companies-Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, Teck Frontier Resources Mine, TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline, and the BlackMountain pipeline. Chase has an outsized role in ravaging the environment and trampling on the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Chase as Banker of Climate Change:

Chase has been funding fossil fuel expansion projects that devastate the environment and violate human rights, particularly indigenous rights.

Amnesty international has decided enough is enough, and is joining communities and organizations around the world in a bold campaign to hold Chase accountable.

With almost two decades of experience with Wall Street banks and building on the momentum from many Indigenous and grassroots-led fights, Amnesty international is undertaking a critical campaign. To get JPMorgan Chase out of fossil fuels to protect human rights, including indigenous rights, and ensure a livable future.

The era of big banks avoiding responsibility for the very real-world consequences of their investment decisions need to be over. Emissions have to drop by almost half by 2030, and going forward, Chase’s fossil financing has to match that trajectory. Chase must take responsibility, and play an integral part in initiating the pivot away from fossil fuels.

I am very conscious that this is a multidecade-long transition — however, a large number of laggards in the oil business have yet to move. And the distance between oil companies and what investors, environmentalists, and electorates expect from them seems destined to widen.

It was said the increase of fossil-fuel production delivers superior returns for shareholders, so there is a strong chance that this will not end anytime soon due to the amount of money that is being produced.

I have gone to a lot of events that speak of climate change. However, those events were not detailed compared to this event I went to.

At the SUNY Global Center event, they have spoken about the connection between the banks and the problems they cause on climate change and the negative impact they choose not to care about.

I’m just amazed by how detailed this event was.

Since I have been attending this course for my criminal justice major and writing multiple papers on my experience, I’ve gained much by going to this event.

Since this event was so astonishing. I would definitely go to more events like this. But I would hope that future events that explained the climate problems will go into details on how climate change is connected to the higher-ups and government entities and then how this affects populations and people of color around the world.

 I am astonished knowing that Chase Bank profits more on climate disaster than any other of the banks in the US. I am also surprised that the bank that I like so much Wells Fargo is also profiting from the climate change disaster, which is very unfortunate because I see Wells Fargo be a unique Bank.

 But once greed is set in place in our culture and society it’s tough for those individuals in power to make the positive change to help everybody on the planet. This event was the most interesting and the most extraordinary event on climate change.   This event was so amazing I’m even thinking about going into environmental law.

The Rise of China and international power and influence

This event took place on October 15, 2019 at 150 East 42nd Street in Manhattan.  Brigham Young University hosted this event.  It was a lecture and discussion on China & United Nations Peacekeeping.

The Republic of China is often thought of as a potential lead troop-contributing nation towards the UN peace keeping operations. The discussion was to explore hypotheses, expenses and advantages of China’s peacekeeping intentions.

The speaker was Courtney J. Fung, associate professor of international relations at the University of Hong Kong and a partner with Fairbank center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

It was stated President Xi Jinping wants to show the world that peacekeeping is related to China and that a strong role by China is fundamental to achievement of peace on our planet.

China is set to assume a greater role in peacekeeping missions while additionally furnishing its military with opportunities to gain better understanding of other countries. 

China’s President Xi already offered to make 8,000 soldiers accessible to the UN in 2015, at which time he additionally offered to help train 2,000 peacekeepers from different nations, give US$100 million in military guide to the African Association, and convey designing, transport and restorative staff.

This event was all about China’s Influence on a global scale and thus this event also spoke about China’s progress in the Goals of the United Nations Peacekeeping progress. The Global Governance Author Series speaker, Courtney Fung, showed by many demonstrations and pictures what China has accomplished in the past decades.

In the course of twenty years, China has become a functioning member of United Nations peacekeeping. China has the ability to grow its commitments further. China’s way to deal with peacekeeping has advanced significantly since it acceptation at the United Nation Security Committee in 1971. Fung and many others at the meeting expressed their views on the possible future of this. 

UN peacekeeping operations are for the purpose of ensuring respect for international law and the ideals of human rights among and within countries. In keeping with the provisions of the UN Charter.

I have heard of China’s influence from the media and it’s often negative. I’ve heard from multiple news source of China building a dam & multiple railroads in Africa. I am just surprised how the news does not tell the entire story.  I’ve heard multiple times of China’s influence around the world. News Agencies never speak of china’s success and how the contribute to the goals of the United Nation Peacekeeping progress.

I’ve also heard from my Grandmother, 71 years old, who stated that China has even reached her Country, Jamaica and how China is gaining incredible influence around the Americas. My Grandmother stated that   her beloved Country has benefited but only at the expense of China’s goals to gain even greater influence in the Americas.

I know the world including the United States and the Western countries have spoken about their concerns on the Rise of China’s influence but I never knew it was on a scale that it is now.

In the news I’ve watched, from MSNBC to FOX NEWS” they speak of China’s Rise, but the way they speak is very negative and Focuses on human rights abuses and spying.

What I’ve learned is, when it comes down to the Chinese influence around the world. It creates a positive effect on countries that have been devastated by colonial policies that have affected Generations.

America and our allies are not likely to give out loans to countries that have a poor record for not paying their loans back in full.

However, China is aware of this. But China gives out loans to countries they know may not pay back their loans in full. What China seeks to gain is political dominance in voting power at the United Nations, and Global influence.

I gained more understanding of what’s been going on and how the news does not explain everything. What amazes me is how China is gaining political influence around the world.

China has built infrastructure in the poorest regions in Africa. They have Built InterContinental train station that connects countries in Africa. And they have also had built dams in African Countries like; Zambia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon.

Although some African countries are unlikely to pay back the volume of loans they get from China, China knows with enough votes is can sway any UN policies.  It would be a huge help if they get African countries on its side.

I believe China is trying to win the respect of the people they help. With Respect comes power, with power and influence combined comes allies and more dominance.

Since I am a Criminal Justice major this can connect to global politics & any other global entity that deals with laws and the rule of law, including in relation to the UN Charter. Politics in the most part has to deal with the rule of law so, in many ways this can relate to my major.

As a Criminal Justice major this will keep my focus on what China is currently doing and how they are influencing global Politics in their favor, and international laws and regulations.

This whole experience made a significant impact on my psyche. Knowing that any news agency is a propaganda agency makes me look at the American News agency in a different light.  I do not believe in everything I hear. But, after this event I did some research and I found multiple articles on how china has rebuilt parts of Africa that have been affected by the history of Colonialism. What strikes me is how the west and the elite who control the narrative do not like to be challenged by another rising power.

It’s sad because these people who have power to make a differences in the world do nothing and others who see those in a position of power do nothing will fill in the gap and take the opportunity to help and fix the problem.  However; if those who fill in the gap and fix and improve the narratives obtain power, they use propaganda and spread lies or what we call fake news nowadays.

This has impacted me because now I know not to trust any news agency.  This whole experience makes me be more careful of what I read and any information I gain. Since I am into law & the rule of law, I will keep myself in check on what I learn and what I observed.

However; it was good knowing additional information’s from the event. I question the event Courtney Fung has set up with her agency. Is this event set up to make China look good on an international stage or is the purpose of this event to show actually progress and legit information of what China has been doing in the past decades on Rebuilding Countries devastated by colonialism? Courtney Fung is a Professor at Hong Kong University. Should this raise suspicion? But, this event was actually good; I’ve gained additional understanding and will go to more events like this one. But, I question if Courtney Fung has bias like other agencies in United States of America!

Seton Hall University Reflection Paper RELS1503 Professor: John Laracy Student: Steadman Blake Date: 09/18/2019

The main goal of this essay is to briefly discuss my Catholic faith and the meaning behind the Catholics belief and tradition. I’ve learned from class, that Temperance likewise shapes the individual point of view and give them the goods to make the wisest decision. But preferably in the question what kind of good should I become! It has more to do with character and the ideas of what it is to be human, than with the rights and wrongs of activities.

As for me, nothing came easy. Coming from nothing and working my way up the social ladder of society. Life has been hard, coming from the bottom, and working my way up to the top, is an exhausting task.

With my determination to follow a righteous path to success, I find myself working for two organizations the United Nations Association Southern New York Division (UNA-SNY) and Public-Private Alliance Foundation(PPAF). Their goals are to lift people out of poverty and helping them see a hopeful and prosperous future for themselves and their families.

The of UNA-SNY is committed to building a solid system of worldwide citizens in support of the United Nations. It strives to inform, mobilize and assemble individuals from the communities to connect with basic worldwide issues vital to the work and mission of the United Nations. It incorporates the New York, Brooklyn, Queens. Nassau, Hudson Valley, and Westchester UNA Chapters. The objective of the division is to cultivate dialogue and awareness.

PPAF goals are to support inventive sun powered solar cookers and biogas classes and specialized help at the University of de Notre Dame Haiti. What’s more, PPAF works with the Haiti women and children. PPAF seek to stem the destitution of respiratory disease, along with stopping deforestation. it also helps individuals of Haiti build partnerships to help families.

My Catholic faith, Traditional & Belief would be: The concept of Righteousness, which comes with obedience to God and love our neighbor as ourselves. For Dignity, The Catholic Church announces that human life is consecrated and that the pride of the human individual is the establishment and the foundation of all the principles. About Work & hardship & Solidarity, at the center of the temperance of solidarity is the quest for equity and harmony.

Catholic teaching is that each individual is created in the images of God and reclaimed by Jesus Christ, and the expression of God, the words of God’s rules of Peace and Justice, and Life and Dignity.

In my work for UNA, I have learned about Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These are the goals in which I choose to follow because they aligns with my Catholic faith and along with the Ten Commandments and the obligation of doing the right thing.

The work I’ve done is on the Child Migrant crisis at the United States and Mexico Border.

l researched the numerous children that have been moved across the New York state area. I‘ve called facilities that housed the migrant children.

There were 557 migrant children in the New York State facilities homes. I had also called the status of children moved to the New York area as a result of the harsh policies of family separation at the US. southern border of the United States. I wrote down reports on my finding, and I submitted it, to my supervisor.

Although I may not be a journalist. I can say I did whatever I can for the right cause for the suffering of children and women and a few young men who are stuck at the US Mexico border.

For PPAF, since the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. PPAF got involved in helping the people that were tragically affected. PPAF introduced Solar-Cooking to the Haitian population in several places, and was able to open a course for several students who want to advance their education in Biodigester and Solar Cooking. It also has provided help for young women & girls.

My work is to edit photos and video editing and video creation. The main objective is to make the PPAF look good so that it stands out along with the UN goals of prosperity and progress.

My main objective in life is to eventually have a family; my own family. My true desire is to the values and righteousness of choosing one path and one faith and Catholic tradition and belief. The obligations I have is a perfect balance of righteous & happiness to God, our father. That is what keeps me going & the faith of Humanity. 

Extinction Rebellion at Verso Books in Brooklyn (Recap)

I attended an event hosted by Extinction Rebellion at Verso Books in Brooklyn on October 06, 2019. This is an international movement that uses a non-violent approach and civil disobedience in the attempt to halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse in our modern society. The purpose of that organization is to understand the current problem in our society and understanding the reason for changing our society that would benefit all and not a few. The way they operate is significant to our study of criminal justice because it brings awareness to the use of civil disobedience to expose and try to counter the levels of corruption in our country and the massive greed that takes places to destroy our environment and the way of life.

Extinction Rebellion speaks about the issues of climate change, and how it has negatively impacted our environment. Species, ranging from plants and animals, including insects, are dying off at a fast pace. Extinction Rebellion focuses on why this event is happening, and how to resolve it.   Extinction Rebellion aims to use the latest science to describe the facts.

 Extinction Rebellion aims for political change. They explain politics and how it connects to environmental challenges. And how to bring awareness to the world to stop these negative changes to our planet.

Their main point is that the planet is in an ecological disaster: we stand in the center of the sixth mass extinction crisis this planet has endured. Scientists believe we may have started a period of unexpected environment collapse. This is a crisis!

In the lecture, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion spoke on the latest climate science on where our planet continues heading. They explained some of the current psychology throughout climate shift and suggest resolutions for the subject of educational progress.

They are striving to try to strengthen our resilience as various failures take place. They are based in the United Kingdom.  Their main areas of concern and action are: 

  • A functioning democracy, where citizens have real means in choice making. This would involve the devolution of government to the level closest to citizens and populations, to promote resolution-making regionally, nationwide, and globally.
  • Economies aimed to maximize prosperity to all its citizens and lessen infliction to various others, our fellow animals and humans alike, and our Earth. They stated; that they need strategies and rules that accomplish more comprehensive equality, compressed consumption, zero-carbon discharges, confined production, and zero excess.
  • Planning a regenerative civilization and culture. 

Their purpose is to shape and create civilization and culture that fit the next generations.

They argue that the transformation needed is tremendous and yet obtainable.

They have a commitment to oppose this current system, which damages the life of our planet and is profoundly unfair. Some will initiate unrestricted businesses that risk arrest and imprisonment. They believe  that such  civil disobedience violation and immediate response are vital to change. They also practice defense training to the degree that it provides for actions to be prepared without remaining intercepted before they are performed. However, civil disobedience and immediate responses are sufficient in the public arena,  most organizers affirm the chances they are exerting, and have resulted in a necessity narrative. 

The speakers are dedicated to campaigning for the right to life, and for the inevitable growth of our grandchildren and our planet. Also, acknowledge that in order to shape the world, they must improve the way they believe concerning and form bonds with those work and ally individually with. The system is currently characterized by various bureaucracies of society, status, gender, desire. For those depressed these hierarchies, the principal of the society aren’t a secure space. To designing more cherished spaces, we oblige to act actively to continuously create understandings of how these hierarchies work so that they can dispute them and build composition by forming our organization against them. Accordingly, for our campaign to be safe for everybody, it needs to be preserved for the countless marginalized.  

These aspects of their organization were stated to be important:

  •  Media messaging involves concerns and voices that are normally overlooked.
  • Approach-ability is crucial, both during rallies and activities.
  • They understand that difficult functions are socially rooted within their group, and furnished people are urged to commit to examining their privilege and to be sensitive to being tested.
  • They refresh those who operate conditions of obligation so such power does not ingest to get entrenched.
  • They secure the anti-oppressive method into their group training bodies.
  • The policy is concentrated on arranging the practice it takes to shape good relations with the grassroots movements of the individuals who comprise most marginalized.

They also stated; accusing and shaming will not help the organization in the lengthy run. But, a particular campaign may endeavor to highlight the damaging role performed by a company, including people laboring such business; the starting position is that they live in a broken system that has corrupted everybody. 

They also acknowledge that they can’t look towards the government to solve society’s problems. It directs to concentrate dynamism and resources in the hands of a highly privileged some and frequently does not possess the interests of the most utmost individuals and the common world. They recognize that they’re an obligation to individuals organize to meet their personal needs, which in every circumstance of Extinction Rebellion implies that they are operating to balance power and law by disrupting the common support of strength that dictates rules. In so achieving, their plans are to generate way to support people need, such as democratic structures that guarantee everybody has an opinion and importance, learning that occurs without the prejudice of the affluent wealthy individuals and robust, average healthcare systems, social care, housing, education, clean energy generation, and protections in law to prevent genocide.

 They stated; Global warming is affecting the thermal extension of ocean and landmass. It additionally creates glacier layers to dissolve in cold regions of the planet and mountain summits.

Massive amounts of dissolved glacier suddenly trickle down into oceans, streams, rivers, creeks. The consequence is increasing oceans which cause surges of floods and heavy damage to cities and ports.

Drastic shifts in temperature make individuals undergo breathing complications, body redness, headaches, and other illnesses.

 Climate shifts and changes the natural environments and lives of numerous and diverse animal species and plants’ life. For instance, the endurance of penguins and polar bears in icy areas remains in jeopardy, as all cannot endure anywhere else.

Other animal species and plants in hot areas will disappear if temperatures abruptly display excessive cold regions.

  People heating and using natural gas, fuel, coal, and oils for production and transport, following the Industrial Revolution has designed and released massive carbon dioxide and different greenhouse gases into the environment.

.Speakers emphasized that biodiversity is in an emergency around our planet. This catastrophic disaster of our earth’s natural resources endangers our very durability and survival. Biodiversity is not merely wonderful to have; it underpins our entire life by granting us life’s vital from clean air, to food and clean water and to having medicines (plants). There is a spreading recognition amongst people around the world that biodiversity damage needs to be ended once and for all.

 Our Earth is  currently undergoing the most serious of species die-offs since the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years  ago. 

I have learned that Capitalism can sometime not work for the environment especially if the wrong kinds of people get into power. 

  • It has been studied that capitalist expansion exercises an antagonistic impact on our environment and creates serious ecological catastrophes such as climate change, extinction of species and the heating up of the earth, including all sorts of environmental deterioration. Individuals have lost confidence in the current method, and they are deeply troubled regarding the fate of our Planet.

I now understand the knowledge of this event and the experience I’ve gained while attending this event.

I’ve learned:

  • The government doesn’t often tell the truth on the scale of the ecological crisis.
  • The government works with institutions to communicate lies and propaganda.
  • The government needs to create a citizens-assembly to hear to evidence and good policy to tackle the climate issues.
  • The government needs to halt an institution that harms the environments.
  • The government needs to halt greed at the corporate levels.
  • There need to be solutions to help our planet.

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Extinction Rebellion. However, I  learned a lot in 2 hours about our environment, ecosystem and the balance that it plays out for every species.

Since this event, I have been carefully watching the news. And I have heard repeatedly news anchors speaking of Extinction Rebellion. They seem to be very controversial. But they are very recognizable.

I am very interested in what they plan on doing in the near future. Although that I will not get involved in their protest.. But I will indeed see their activities and see their accomplishments and achievements. They all widely recognized on a global scale; especially in the west. But I do believe that their influence can play a huge impact on Western society and culture and Country.

I will to be sure to keep track on extinction rebellion and activities they are a part of!  I am inspired by their achievements and their accomplishments. I will stay tuned to Extinction Rebellion activities in England, America and elsewhere Across the Western countries. As I had to read articles about them, and as I have gone out to the special event hosted by Extinction Rebellion, I have learned a lot about what they stand for and what they do. I do believe that they will be successful and the goals they have set out.  I like Extinction Rebellion a lot; I like them because of what they represent. Equality for all and helping others to strive and saving the planet, and saving species  that are dying out. I do believe as long as they keep their head up, they will succeed.

I will keep track of these current issues that pledge us today as a society. This is beneficial to my major, because it speaks of the current problems that need to be address.

I have learned a lot of important information that is crucial to my thinking of our environment and institutions. I’ve gain additional skill in understanding what we as a nation are facing.

As I continue my Criminal Justice Major, I realize there is a lot at stake. I will not be the only student learning about these current issues. And I will not be the last. This has impacted me a lot. However; I still have no interest in going into environmental law due to how corrupted it is. I have learned how corrupted our institution our and how it could be nearly impossible to tackle down a billion or trillion dollar cooperation’s.  I am going to have to see what will be the next stop in challenging the government that’s in the pockets of billion dollars cooperation’s. But this has affected me greatly and my understanding of what’s been going on lately.

STOP THE TRAFFIK

On October 15, 2019 in Manhattan, NY, at Sixth Floor Loft, I attended an Event on Human Trafficking in our Modern Society, organized by STOP THE TRAFFIK and hosted by its CEO, Ruth Dearnley. The title of this Event was “Human Trafficking: How YOU Can Help End Modern Slavery.”  It was discussed that Dealers or traffickers use banks for their income and transports to move their unfortunate victims around; lodgings are indispensable to some sex dealers, while internet-based life is an enrollment trawling ground for other people. The subtleties matter. The more we think about the marketable strategies of human trafficking, the better we can counteract and stop the wrongdoing and help survivors get out of that predicament. The intent of meeting would be to realize how those bits of knowledge can be utilized for  organizing and resolving ways to end human trafficking at all cost.

The discussion would focus on information on sex trafficking and how it ties to our financial businesses and social media.    It would also discuss the progress that the financial industry is making to analyze suspicious money laundering of sex trafficking workers around the world. And it is putting an end to such disgusting human activities that violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


Speakers at the event said that the web has significantly reshaped how we purchase and sell everything, including one another. Dealers present themselves online as “sweethearts” or extend phony employment opportunities to lure ladies and young women into business sex, and after that, publicize them via web-based networking media. Administrators of travel groups reveal how much cash they are making to lure exploited people to their positions. Remote, intuitive sexual acts – otherwise known as webcams – rely upon online networking. Potential dealers control their exploited people’s entrance to web-based life, imitate the person in question, or spread lies and bits of gossip about them via web-based networking media. Internet is also how many survivors keep in contact with their friends and family, connect for assistance, and assemble a network that encourages them to mend.

Banks and financial industries have refined their systems to recognizing potential human trafficking through:   Stores, Housekeeping, Spas, Massage Parlors, Modeling Agencies,  Sex Tourism,  Commercial sex,  Advertising on social media.

This generally can be tracked by moving cash on the web & social media platforms. This is basic as most dealers will use real monetary foundations in an assortment of ways, including utilizing prepaid charge cards, making ledgers in for exploited people or organizations, urging unfortunate victims to move cash utilizing cash settlement administrations to pay for enlistment fees.  

Health consequence results can be severe:   Misery to broken bones, environmental wounds, Exhaustion from being compelled to work in inhumane conditions, Preexisting health conditions, including substance use and disabilities.

These problems can likewise make individuals powerless against a dealer’s compulsion.

However, progressively, human services experts are figuring out how to search for indications of dealing and to treat potential exploited people with the regard they merit, yet numerous unfortunate casualties and survivors recall feeling judged or oppressed when they looked for treatment.

While the term trafficking triggers a relationship with transportation, the wrongdoing doesn’t necessarily require travel.  However, similar to any business, the human transaction relies upon transportation systems to work. Transport and train stations can be enrollment hotspots for destitute youth looking for safe houses. Taxicabs, ride-sharing administrations, rental vehicles, are generally crucial to running escort administrations, while outside specialists with transitory U.S. work visas are frequently falsely made to pay for plane tickets.


 A well-planned operation uses several sorts of sex and work trafficking, for example, unlawful massage parlors, saloons, and private whorehouses, and each have their particular methods for overseeing and laundering cash. Work plans of action can depend on all segments of the money business, from business credits to finance systems. Sex traffickers likewise utilize financial maltreatment against unfortunate victims, making it tricky for exploited people to leave.

Numerous inns or hotel networks have perceived this and ventured to guarantee cutting-edge technologies.  Software are all around prepared in distinguishing potential indications of human trafficking. Inns and motels are scenes for work dealing, frequently housekeeping staff that have been selected by and may work for an outside agency. In these cases it is possible that multiple chains of victims could be present in these agencies.

Also, Human Traffickers use authentic business systems inside various corporations or any company to make benefits. This includes traffickers who use banks to store their profit and transports to move their unfortunate victims around, to the places that are essential to the activities of some sex traffickers and the online that are crucial enrollment apparatuses.  These  features show the way industries can make fundamental shifts to their frameworks to counteract, distinguish, and disrupt human trafficking.

The skills I had obtained is the understanding on how sex trafficking operates and how vile people are using the social media to commit illegal acts against humanity. I’ve heard of such problems in Asia. However; I did not know how advanced the criminal network is.

I’ve gained Experience and understanding, knowing that there are people out there that are combating against such vile people in our society.  Knowing the subject through the moderator help me understand the current situation of tackling sex trafficking and putting a stop to such shameful acts. Getting involved is crucial to helping victims exposing despicable people is necessary to combat sex traffickers.  

I learned how the financial Market is combating against sex trafficking and how the FBI and Wall Street or any financial institution such as Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, or others can track suspicious money transfers that would be out of the ordinary. 

Although the financial market around the world is getting into combating sex trafficking, I find it odd that this wasn’t done years ago. To me, I feel that this is common sense that any person who wants to do any illegal activities would technically go through the financial means to pay for their illicit desire. 

I am just glad that there are people out there that are trying to put an end to sex trafficking. And others talked about the current problems that we as a society are facing. And I’m pleased that I was a part of this event. And able to see the progress in combating sex trafficking.

I am also surprised that the financial market also plays a massive part in combating sex trafficking. And it can track suspicious amounts of money being transferred globally.  I am also delighted to see the ability that the financial markets and the FBI are working towards tracking suspicious money activity to identify that the money was for the sex traffickers.

Since I went to this event on combating against Human Trafficking I’ve gained incredible insight on how despicable people operating by using social media and other means to their advantage.  I am happy that I want to this event. I have gained more knowledges and perspective from the event set up by “STOP THE TRAFFIK.”

I will do my research to get more information to gather further an understanding of how those vile people operate to sell and traffic other people. As a Criminal Justice major, this is crucial to my knowledge and vital to my work.

Gaining more understanding of what’s going on criminally is crucial to my career and understanding my major.  The Criminal Justice setting is vital to my career path and understanding what kinds of people are out there. I find this event very interesting. I learn something new every day. 

This was a great preparation for me.  Understanding sex traffic victim’s needs and rights is very crucial to me. This event has taught me to open my eyes to identify who could be a victim of sex trafficking. I have developed an understanding on how to combat sex trafficking and to be aware of my surroundings when I see something suspicious. I have learned a great deal as I attended this event. I am happy and proud I went.  

DeTransitioner/Transgender

Over one hundred children who will become an adult in a few years are realizing transitioning into a transgender was a mistake.  Mutilating your body and using the hormone to change their sex was a huge mistake. 

This now brings us to this unnamed 21-year-old girl (Name-Given-To-Protect-her-Identity)-Charlie Evans-(born as a boy) from London and now 21 years old. This 21-year-old girl is currently in the process of detranistioning back into a boy.

This 21-year-old girl started detransitioning at a tender age of 20. This 21 years old spoken to many therapists and psychologists when she was a child on her feeling of being born as a girl but in a boy’s body. Now, she/he regrets the misfortune.

However, there are at least over 2 thousand cases reported in and around England and the United States of America.

Formal investigations of detransition have been very few reports on it because of how controversial it is. It was estimated for detransition undergoing change is enormous, with striking contrasts in terminology and methodology. Detransition is increasingly regularly in the prior phases of change, especially before medical procedures. The quantity of detransitioners is obscure; however, one investigation proposes it is developing.

A specialist found that around 0.4% of patients who experienced sexual change-related medical procedures later mentioned detransition-related careful consideration.

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Overview found that 8% of respondents who had progressed announced having ever detransitioned, and 62% of that group had later come back to living in a transgender role.

In 2003 German examination discovered proof for an expansion in the quantity of requests for detransition, accusing poor practice of “Rigorously but unquestionably not problematic” however contrary to global practices to suppose that transitioning as swiftly as feasible should be the only exact pursue of measure. However; There are multiple reported that the demand for the surgical reversal of the physical outcome of medical transition has been on the rise in the United States and England.

Detransitioners have frequently referred to injury, separation, dissociation, insufficient mental medicinal services, and social pressure as motivations for seeking/pursuing after the transition.

Informed consent and attestation regarding self-analysis (both more up to date and progressively utilized models for transgender therapeutic services) have been reprimand for neglecting to address the issues of the individuals who inevitably detransition.

Among possible detransitioners, the progression of transition has been found to amplify, as opposed to cure, sexual orientation dysphoria.

Sufferers may focus on transitioning into their original gender(Gender they were born with). This has made detransitioners to strive for a further restorative transition.

Motives for the processes in detransitioning ordinarily include financial barriers to transition, social dismissal or rejection in detransition, sadness or suicidal because an individual wants to transition back to their original gender they were born with, and distress with sexual developed created during progress.

The main reason why there are few data and fewer reports on these Detransitioners are because it does not fit the liberal’s media agenda. If anyone try to spoke about any of these issues there will be a push back! Popular opinions will turn against anyone who is Detransitioners. Even if people like myself want to bring attention to this tragic problem, there will be opposition. However, many detransitioners stated; they have been harassed by activists who view detransitioner as a political risk and a threat to Tran’s rights.

Ironically this is where we are as a society today. 

Cenayia Edwards

A 14-year-old from North Carolina high school student put her analytical aptitudes to test. But, the scrutiny when she was made aware of a white supremacist group among her classmates. 

Cenayia Edwards told ABC news, she needed to have evidence that they were discussing hateful thoughts towards people of color.” One of her white companions at East Wake High School in Wendell, North Carolina, informed her concerning a racist group of students that made a private chat on a device(something like WhatApps), and the string had taken a monstrous, bigot turn, as according ABC news. Before joining the chat group, Cenayia changed her avatar to a white face to get entrance. What she read was stunning and vile. Messages like “Pullin triggers and shooting niggas,” and “Murder nigger babies” were included. The hashtag “#bringslaveryback” was utilized, and one individual in the group spoke about whether they ought to have the screen name “Nigga-slayer.” 


When Cenayia at long last called them out for their Bigotry for their white supremacist remarks, the answer from somebody in the groupchat  remarked was an cartoon meme of a white penguin with a weapon saying, “Shut up nigger.”

There are 1,415 students enlisted at East Wake school. Minority enlistment represents 69 percent, with Black Students making up most of that rate, which is higher than the North Carolina state normal by 51 percent, according to the school’s reports. “It’s sickening,” Cenayia’s mother, Ms Edwards, revealed to ABC news. She is a veteran in the US Military, and she  representative and frequently works at her daughter’s high school. 

“It made her feel awkward in light of the fact that she don’t know what her little girl’s facing,” Cenayia’s mother included with her worry about her Cenayia’s safety. “Because we’re getting instant messages from her being vexed while she ought to contemplate in her Distinctions English class about racist students snickering on the grounds that they think utilizing these words or saying that they’re ‘going to execute Dark skin children’s.’  Still, Cenayia has her parent’s full support.” She is going to enable her little girl to be heard,” Cenayia’s father, said. “My little girl won’t be quiet.” . 

“We should hear something back by Tuesday this week,” Mr. Edwards said. “The Principle is investigating this matter” a WCPSS representative revealed to ABC news that they want to know about ever announcement after this incident was brought to  light. However;  Cenayia’s father hadn’t heard back from the school principal.

 “It creates the impression that the vast majority of the students are from Johnston Province, which means the  investigation is increasingly perplexing,” the representative stated. Johnston District Schools’ demographics different from East Wake Secondary School, with 76 percent white and 17 percent Black.   “We know and are investigating the issue,” a representative from Johnston Schools disclosed to ABC news. “

 “We should pay attention to this provided that this occurred among one popular group in their school.”

Meanwhile, Cenayia chose to utilize her English class to explain and to address the other students on white supremacist problems and the injury it caused her and others.  Cenayia will lecture the class on her rendition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and why it important today. And will continue her fight against White Supremacy and the evil it brings to our society and state of being.