Session 7: Our Role in the Global Economy

Session 7: Our Role in the Global Economy

In the first phase of MGN, participants undergo a process of self-reflection by exploring their family and community narratives and how those narratives have been shaped by larger social, political and economic forces. In the second phase, they foster a sense of social responsibility by learning how their lives are interconnected with other communities and how their daily choices impact those around them. Towards that end, participants learned about capitalism, consumerism and their role in the global economy in this session of MGN through an interactive activity and a presentation by guest facilitator Yousef Bakr, a doctoral candidate of sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara. 

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Students play an educational game designed to help them understand economic and social stratification.