Global Challenges: Florida and Beyond
You will have the opportunity to be a global citizen by using Florida as a lens that amplifies global challenges and future possibilities.
The Everglades best reveals Florida’s significance as a part of the world’s landscape. Marjory Stoneman Douglas famously stated, “Restoring this ecosystem is a test…and if we pass we get to keep the planet.” For the last century, Florida has served as a laboratory for issues that have become pervasive in our world. Modern engineering, coupled with fantasy, glitz, and a subtropical environment, Florida has transformed
from a backwater region into an ethnically diverse state of 18 million. Real estate meltdowns, imperiled natural systems, immigration, suburban sprawl, drug trade, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, and electoral politics are definitive subjects in Florida.
The Revolution curriculum will open your eyes and move you to action. You, too, can become a revolutionary. The future of the world depends on it.
The history of the world is the story of revolution. Scientific, social, military and cultural revolutions have defined the most important moments in the progress of humankind. Plato, Beethoven, Einstein, Hitler, Freud and Mother Teresa were all revolutionaries; and revolutions continue today. Think of Iran, stem cell research, and Green Peace. Osama bin Laden, Eminem and Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., are living revolutionary figures. People you might have never heard of like the musician Stephen Reich, Nobel Laureate Toshihide Maskawa, and Hamid Dawai, the leader of the militant Janjaweed in Darfur, have changed the global landscape in different ways.