Sunday, December 19, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
On Saturday November 20th I attended the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Ceder Beach in Mount Sinai, New York. The amount of people that showed up to this event was staggering, I couldn't believe it. I was so amazed that so many people were there to help raise and spread awareness about Special Olympics. I felt so proud to be apart of the New York Torch run that had started all the way up in Buffalo and worked it's way down to Ceder Beach, Long Island. There were thousands of people there that raised a lot of money in support for the athletes of the Special Olympics. Seeing that many people run and take the plunge into the freezing water in order to promote and support awareness for the athletes was very special to witness. I was very proud to witness this event and help raise money for the awareness of Special Olympics in New York.
Total Hours: 6
I have just watched the movie The Visitor which was very interesting. This movie has shown me a different view about the lives of immigrants within the United States. Even though one of the main characters didn't have his green card and according to the law should have been deported, he still was mistreated and did nothing wrong. Two New York police officers stopped him on suspicion that he was an immigrant because of the way he looked and his accent. They then proceeded to arrest him because he didn't possess a green card and he was put into a detention facility. At the end of the movie he was deported. I just feel that it's wrong to discriminate against people by the way they look or sound. Everyone should be treated and viewed equally. I hold this philosophy as I am in the Adapted PE program at SUNY Cortland and I will be perusing a career in Adapted PE and Special Education. No one should be discriminated against do to the way they look or act. Even though the man didn't have a green card he was still apprehended by the police for doing no harm. This movie let me see a different side of immigration and immigrants' lives. I am glad to have taken the to watch this movie.
Total Hours: 2