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    Examples Of Heroes Today

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    that tomato pickers had to endure. Claire Dundee, a sixteen year old girl scout, recognized a problem that others faced. She decided to help a nearby homeless shelter for children, so that they can have an opportunity to enjoy their childhood. Claire realized that these kids were not as fortunate as many others and that they do not have a place for amusement. She used their experiences to help motivate her into building a basketball court for them. Like Claire and Lucas, there is an empowering story of a boy named Peter Zucca. Peter, who was diagnosed with cancer at age two, lost his hearing and had to have his legs amputated. He was expected to live for a short while, but his cancer was cured soon after. The article written by the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “Peter went from crawling to dragging his body along the floor, and he could not hold down food.” Peter was practically touching noses with death, but he persevered. He used his victory against cancer as a pathway to help guide others who are in the same position he was. He also used his past experience as a way to help children who have lost hearing due to cancer. These three adolescents, used what they had experienced and had witnessed in a way that they could make a difference for many people. The ideas that were created by these three heroes caused them to come up with a solution for their problem. In order to have their ideas come to life, they got help from others. Lucas Benitez got help from fellow tomato…

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    was able to persuade comrades to try to escape and though he doesn’t mention his path, it can be inferred he might’ve read the safe route to New York. He had a great deal of respect for life, as he not only valued his, but everyone’s. It is seen many times in his writing, his general understanding for the way his master’s acted, and also his regard for the current slaves- his only writing enough to discover their condition, but not reveal their abilities to escape to the population. Benjamin…

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    In Elijah Anderson’s The Cosmopolitan Canopy, he delves into the diverse city of Philadelphia and observes how people of different ethnicities and backgrounds experience and interact with each other, as well as the city itself. Many areas of the city are segregated, whether it be by socioeconomic status, race, or background. However, within the city, there are many areas of harmony. Elijah Anderson calls these pockets, “cosmopolitan canopies”. A cosmopolitan canopy is viewed as public space in…

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    No Place For Hate

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    It is an initiative campaign that enables schools and organizations to challenge anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry as a whole. No Place for Hate has an innovative and powerful model for creating more inclusive environments, it aims to reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect. The initiative is free-of-charge, and is tailored to fit the needs and cultures of any school or organization. The Philadelphia Regional Office first implemented No…

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    Harry Daniels was an honourary Métis member, leader, social activist, author, and actor who was born September 16, 1940, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Daniels spent over 40 years in the national and international Aboriginal political arenas, fighting for the rights of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Influenced by the Labour Movement and the Civil Rights Movement, he was one of the founding members of both the Saskatchewan Métis Society and the Native Council of Canada. He served as Vice President of the…

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    "I, the said William Penn, have declared, granted, and confirmed, and by these presents, for me, my heirs and assigns, do declare, grant, and confirm unto all the freemen, planters and adventurers of, in and to the said province, these liberties, franchises, and properties, to be held, enjoyed and kept by the freemen, planters, and inhabitants of the said province of Pennsylvania for ever," said William Penn in his First Frame of Government. His ideas here clearly mirror the Declaration of…

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    Chester County: Case Study

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    Chester County is where I have been raised all my life, it’s a wonderful area. It is located in southern Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, about fifteen miles from Philadelphia. Specifically it is located at 40.0010 degrees N, 75.8069 degrees W. William Penn founded the county in 1682 making it one of his three original Pennsylvania colonies. It was named after Chester, England. The landscape is beautiful here, lots of rolling hills and valleys flourishing with wildlife and…

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    Mott Haven is a community district in the South Bronx. Mott Haven attracts new immigrants from diverse cultures due to its affordability, economic opportunities, and its access to cultural institutions (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014). In 1849 Jordan Mott purchased the land of what is now known as Mott Haven. He purchased the land for workers’ homes to support his iron works business on the Harlem River at East 134st (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014).…

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    Franklin is our most engaging founding father and we see the reflections of him and his personality through his legacy and his life’s work, helping make this country great. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston Massachusetts. He was the fifteenth of the seventeen children to his father Josiah Franklin by his two marriages. As the youngest son of the family, Ben was taken out of school at ten to help at his father’s candle making shop but left to apprentice at his brother’s…

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    of the consequences. Ben escaped to New York before settling in Philadelphia, which became his home for the rest of his life. Franklin found work within another printer in Philadelphia and lodged at the home of John Read, where he met and courted his landlord’s daughter. Governor William Keith influenced Ben to set up his own print shop. Franklin left for London in 1724 to purchase supplies from stationers, printers, and booksellers. When he arrived, the teenager never received the letters which…

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