Hofstra University Special Collections, HOF_HISLAT_B23_88
Leaflet from Brookhaven Citizens for Peaceful Solutions proposing a solution to the strife caused by day laborers’ presence in communities while awaiting work, 2005.
What problem does the pamphlet claim to be concerned about?
What organization put this pamphlet out?
How does this organization propose to fix this problem?
Why does this group think its idea is a viable solution?
Who does it hope will benefit from the solution?
Can you think of another solution that would keep workers off the streets?
What action on the reader’s part does this organization hope for?
What has been done already to help these workers?
Who does the group insinuate the politicians have been listening to?
If you were to propose a meeting between all of the groups of people affected by this issue, whom would you need to invite?
What could you do to ensure their attendance at the meeting?
In the past in the U.S., immigrant workers have played a major role in aiding the economy and communities in which they lived. Research a group of immigrant workers and try to discover what, if any, difficulty the group faced from people who came to the U.S. before they did.
Art: Design a poster that would appeal to both workers and community members that proposes a meeting to find solutions to some of the problems faced by both sides. Use colorful drawings that convey the meaning of the meeting at a glance.
Spanish: Choose some key Spanish phrases for the poster that would appeal to non-English- speaking Mexicans.
English Language Arts: Write an imaginary dialogue of how you think the meeting would proceed.