ΒΘΩ/Upward Bound High School Conference for Girls
Junette graduated from Luther College in May 2011 with majors in Accounting and Economics. She was born and raised in Haiti where she completed her sophomore year in high school. At the age of 16, Junette was the recipient of a United World College scholarship to continue her education in Norway; where she completed her International Baccalaureate. At Luther, Junette served as the diversity representative to the Board of Regents; and was also a member of the Model United Nations club, where she presided from 2010-2011. Since her college years, she has been involved with the Clinton Global Initiative Network through CGI-University. In April of 2011, out of thousands of projects submitted to the Clinton Global Initiative, Junette’s proposal received an outstanding commitment award from former President Clinton as a representative of her group for a project led in Haiti. Junette currently lives in St Louis where she works with Accenture as a business analyst. Junette wishes to use her skills and experiences to assist the next generation of leaders, as they work towards achieving their goals starting today.
On the Run
On the Run is an interactive seminar to help students to imagine the struggles that refugees and border control officers face. The activity is also designed to help students to understand the basic international laws that all countries must abide by for border control. The activity will begin by defining what it means to be called a refugee as well as other terms that that have been confused by many people. Other facts and statistics about the current refugee situation across the globe will be addressed. Finally, we will end the presentation by allowing students to be grouped either in the "refugee" or "Officer" groups. The refugees will all have to come up with a personal bio that will be used to compel border guards to give them visas. The officers will then make up guidelines for refugees to enter their borders, while still following international laws. The activity is designed to help students to step out of their own shoes to free their imagination for others' perspectives. This, as well as dialog, will help students not only to listen to each other, but will also help them to empathize with different situations. This activity can be applied to many situations such as the US/ Mexico Border issue which hits close to home with the Postville raid. We hope students can learn to step out of what they know and what they have been told, so they can see on both sides of the fence. This process will enable them to think for themselves and come up with new opinions about border control in our own nation, as well as in our global community.
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