I wrote the following poem as part of a Creative Writing Poetry Course in Spring 2020. This is its third iteration. The only way that I could protect the intended form of the poem was in PDF form. Enjoy 🙂
This Essay was written in Fall 2019 for an English course about 19th Century American Fiction. The course used The Norton Anthology of American Literature for the majority of its reading. Enjoy 🙂
We live in challenging times. Poverty, crime, racism, disinformation, and many other injustices threaten to destroy the prosperity of our nation alone. In times as tumultuous as these, how could anyone even consider sitting on the couch and watching reruns of Friends?
Chacon, Jennifer M. "Tensions and Trade-offs: Protecting Trafficking Victims in the Era of Immigration Enforcement." University of Pennsylvania Law Review 158 (n.d.): 1609-1653. February 2018. Hughes, Donna M. "Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Idnetifying Victims of Traficking in the U.S." (2003): 1-11. January 2018. McCraw, Steven C. "Combatting Human Trafficking in Our … Continue reading Written for Class – Human Trafficking Research Paper (Works Cited) #HTRP
The solution outlined is not the only way to decrease the number of occurrences of human trafficking in Texas. Strict immigration reform and more aggressive human trafficking prosecution would also decrease human trafficking. By strengthening our presence on the border with Mexico and making its cities a more hostile environment, the state of Texas … Continue reading Written for Class – Human Trafficking Research Paper (Refutation) #HTRP
The solution outlined will need manpower, money, and time to be fully implemented. With its partners, the State of Texas will need to hire and train instructors to teach officers and citizens, planners to orchestrate awareness events, and staff to oversee the assistance efforts. Because of this, additional funds will need to be allocated to … Continue reading Written for Class – Human Trafficking Research Paper (Concession) #HTRP
The first way to improve current anti-trafficking efforts is to provide face-to-face training opportunities to police officers and citizens. Fighting human trafficking requires that people can identify victims and discern instances of trafficking. This is especially true for police officers. Whether working in the Vice division or not, police officers may encounter situations of human … Continue reading Written For Class – Human Trafficking Research Paper (Solution) #HTRP
Human trafficking is a problem that ails our world in the 21st century. Potentially millions of women and children have been sold or forced into sex and labor trafficking worldwide with just over 40,000 cases collected by the United States’ National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2017 alone (Polaris Project 1). Statistics show that men, women, and … Continue reading Written For Class – Human Trafficking Research Paper (Problem) #HTRP
This poem was written in Spring 2017 for a Creative Writing course. Almost forgot it existed.
Last semester I wrote an essay about Immigration Reform for a U.S. Government class. It was written before the public learned that the Trump Administration was separating families at the Mexican border. The prompt was as follows: Though many Democrats and Republicans agree that the United States’ immigration system is broken, they hold sharply different … Continue reading Written For Class – U.S. Immigration Reform Essay