Project overview- At the start of this project we learned about philosophies and ethics. A notable topic we learned about was different philosophies of Justice. For example utilitarianism, and libertinism. Utilitarianism is "that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority." libertarianism is an incompatibility position which argues that free will is logically incompatible with a deterministic universe. When it comes to some real life examples of justice the movie "true justice" brings to light injustices done to African Americans. These injustices stem all the way back to the first slave trade and they continue today in our criminal justice system. We then applied all we learned and made our own justice monologues. We made two of them and mine are below.
Justice monologue #1
JUSTICE MONOLOGUE #2
Final Justice Project
What did you end up doing for your project? For my project I made a infographic/flyer and a research paper.
How did your project reflect your personal philosophy of justice? When I first started this project I wanted to focus on the inequalities of COVID-19 testing in the U.S. After my research I started to find how testing was more equality distributed. So I then decided to focus on the good that is happening in the U.S. I originally thought these big sport organizations were using all these much needed tests so they can test their players all the time. Then I found they funded studies for better and cheaper testing. I learned during this project that there is a difference between equality and equity. Equality works in some situations but people ultimately need different things. Why was your project a just way to address your issue of injustice? How did it bring about more justice or if you were trying to raise awareness, why were the ideas/arguments/messages you were expressing through your work/writing/art more in line with justice than other ideas? My project was mostly about bring awareness to an issue. I believe many people need to see the information in front of them. I gave facts in my infographic in a simple way for people to briefly read. If you know more about what is actually going on then you will care more. I believe people need to see the numbers.
Did you do sufficient research and background work to pull of your project, take an informed stance or succeed in your endeavors? I did research on our local community with testing and what is happening in our community. I did not include the testing on my infographic because it would clutter what is supposed to be a simple easy to read paper. The information I did put on there has a lot of relevance to what is currently happening. When it comes to my paper I believe I did sufficient research and that research changed my ideas. In what ways were you successful in meeting the goals you established in your project proposal? What contributed to your successes? My goal of the project was to have a impact on my local community and I will met that by posting my infographic at school and around places in town.
In what ways were you unsuccessful in meeting the goals you established in your project proposal? I was unsuccessful at getting spit testing at animas high school. That was my original ambitious goal. This was a bit unrealistic because people are trying their best to get this community what it needs. To what extent did you SHOW UP for this project? I did do a good bit of participating. I worked on this project alone which is a little intimidating because I needed to be my own drive. I would have liked to be more hands on but because of online learning I had to find a way to do it on my computer.
What TWO key lessons did you learn from this project that you can apply to senior project? The first lesson is to have a more solid proposal with teacher help. The second lesson would be to do one step at a time and not try and do them at the same time.