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Boys’ Latin 8th Grade Students Develop Proposal for President Obama On Mexico-US Immigration Reform

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Baltimore, MD — Boston University Professor and author of Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet (Beacon Press) Carl Hobert will direct a one-day international conflict analysis, management and prevention workshop entitled Mexico-US Immigration Reform that will be held at The Boys’ School of Maryland on Monday, October 21st, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Prior to the workshop, each of the participating 8th grade boys will be assigned membership in one of six groups, which they will represent during the daylong workshop, in an attempt to successfully and peacefully reach an agreement on citizenship, education, and security policies concerning Mexican immigrants living in the US. These groups include: a Border Patrol Agent, a Border State Representative, a Mexican Government Official, a Mexican Immigrant, a US Tax Payer, and an Unskilled Labor Employer. The student recommendations for the three points of agreement (citizenship, education, and security) will be included in a typed and signed 250-word proposal. Copies of the recommendation will then be sent directly to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Prof. Hobert is dedicated to developing in adolescents an understanding of alternative, non-violent approaches to resolving complex conflicts locally, nationally and internationally. By using his unique conflict resolution simulation approach, this workshop will enable Boys’ Latin 8th grade students to learn about preventing conflict in ways that enliven the imagination, awaken moral reasoning, and impart social and civic skills that they can use throughout their lives. Participating students will also gain important skills that will better prepare them for future challenges, as well as initiating a process of lifelong learning and responsibility as local and global citizens.

Please see the schedule for the day below, and for more information, please contact:

Sarah Woods

Director of Strategic Communications

The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

822 West Lake Avenue

Baltimore, MD  21210

410-377-5192 x1182

swoods@boyslatinmd.com

Professor Carl Hobert

Boston University

621 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-4794

Cell: (508) 733-0730

Email: hobertc@bu.edu

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Mexico-US Immigration Reform Workshop The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland
822 West Lake Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210
October 21st, 2013

 

8:00 am                                  8th grade boys arrive

8:00 am – 8:10 am                Welcome/overview of workshop by Boston University Professor Carl Hobert

8:10 am – 8:30 am                Outward Bound icebreaker and team-building exercises and debriefing

8:30 am – 8:50 am                History of Mexico-US Illegal Immigration issue (including first portion of documentary)

8:50 am – 9:15 am                Individual, predetermined role-play groups read case study confidential instructions. As teams, each role-play group authors and presents individual 2-minute summary statements

9:15 am – 9:30 am                Break for refreshments

9:30 am – 10:00 am             Round 1 of negotiations (Goal: agreement of 3 points)

10:00 am – 10:30 am           Round 2 of negotiations (Goal: agreement of 3 points)

10:30 am – 11:00 pm          Round 3 of negotiations (Goal: agreement of 3 points)

11:00 am – 11:30 am           Round 4 of negotiations (Goal: agreement of 3 points)

11:30 pm – 12:00 pm          Creation of Groups’ Political Cartoons, and Morning Debriefing

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm          Working lunch, with second portion of documentary film

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm            Round 5 of negotiations (Goal: agreement of 3 points)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm              Round 6 of negotiations (Goal: agreement of 3 points)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm              Groups work together to author and sign 250-word Mexico-US Illegal Immigration Position Paper that will be sent to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm              Negotiation de-briefing and evaluation forms handed out

 

 

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