October 10, 2007
Father Paul Locatelli came to us and talked about the commitment of justice and how we should educate our persons as a whole about other parts of the world, and how the environment may hinder other people’s growth. He discussed that the mission of justice for globalizing the world, is to mainly educate the young people of today so that their generation can help the future out in less fortunate countries. Father Paul Locatelli’s way of telling us of the poverty and reality in the world was by telling stories. He informed us about the effects Katrina had on the African American population. Eighty Five percent of the people that were affected by Katrina and made most of the poverty population were African Americans.
Globalization is different in many other cultures. In order to understand the circumstances of other cultures and the definite pains of the people, you have to learn about the effects globalization has on their country. The economy has a great deal to do with the effects of the people’s environment. Whether it is a prosperous environment like china with many outside influences, which contributes a great deal of consumers and other workforces to the working industry. But in other less fortunate places like Haiti and Africa there is not many work opportunities even for the locals. The people who do spend their time there for work, are outsiders and do not know the true problems of the people.
Personally I have heard and read many stories of the hardships in other third world countries. Doctor’s with out borders is a program I have been familiarized with, and it is astonishing to me that people do not act on behalf of others. It is not that the majority of our own population of the United States is not educated; they choose not to see the definite signs and warnings put out by other countries in need. Hearing Father Paul Locatelli is just another reminder of how I am not acting to help those in need in third world countries. These teachings, and lectures provided by our Jesuit education go hand in hand with the actions that are expected of us. To be one for others, to reach out to those in need, but mainly to educate others who do not have the access to knowledge as we do. It is the next generation’s job to educated those in poverty stricken countries, to allow them to be globalized and to expand their economy into a healthy thriving environment.