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Trader Joe's: Maria Latorre

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Di No a Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's pudo tener buena comida, pero saben de donde vienen?

Trader Joe's han braseros. Los braseros son los niños y también los papás, mamás, abuelas y abuelos. Los niños empiezan a trabajar cuando cumplen diez veces empiezan a trabajar cuando se cumplen seis años. Trader Joe dan 40 a 45 centavos de dólar por cada caja que se llenan y para el salario mínimo de los trabajadores tenían que trabajar durante diez horas de brujas en el trabajador Unidos sacia no puede trabajar durante diez horas.

Trader Joe's no quiere dar los braseros 1 centavo más por cada caja de relleno. Esto es cada importent de los braseros ya que ciento que se puede dar entonces la esperanza de que algún día puede llegar a los niños a ir a la escuela.

¿Todavía quieres comprar en Trader Joe's?

Si es así, sería considerado como una de las personas que no creen en el derecho humano, pero alguien de la que prefiere ser ignorante de cómo otros sufren para conseguir que sus tomates.

Sólo un céntimo más, por qué no?

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Trader Joe's - Allison Patterson

Braseros no puede permitirse el lujo de enviar a sus hijos a la escuela. Sus hijos tienen que trabajar en los campos. Ellos no tienen los mismos derechos que el resto de América.
Trader Joe’s no va a dar a los trabajadores un centavo más por cada caja de tomates recogidos. Esto significa mucho. Un centavo hace la diferencia a estas familias.
Tenemos que dejar de comprar sus alimentos. Es necesario que el boicot y protesta Trader Joe's.

Tomato pickers can’t afford to send their children to school. Their children have to work in fields. They do not have the same rights as the rest of America.
Trader Joe’s refuses to give it’s workers 1 cent more for each box of tomatoes picked. This means a lot. One cent makes a difference to these families.
We need to stop buying their food. We need to boycott and protest Trader Joe’s.

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Bryanna Jones

​For my slide design I studied the methods of Presentation Zen. Some of his methods were "Color,Size, and Emptiness", I used a few of his methods to focus on throughout my process to make sure the outcome of my slide was put together as well as possible. Also I used the site Using the images posted on the second website helped give me a visual representation of my slide should look like.

Color: My Background color is a pitch black which is a cool color but when i made my text a pastel pink the two colors complimented each other which gave it a nice contrast.

Size:The size of my images was very important because if two big could over power the slide. If done to small it could be simply looked over, so making it the right size was improtant.

Emtiptiness: crowding a slide was another important key if two much was put on one slide the viewer will not know where to focus, but constantly staring at the items that are not important.

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Trader Joe's

 Being a tomato picker in Florida is hard work. As a tomato picker, you lift heavy buckets filled with tomatoes over and over again for hours at a time. It's intensive labor that no one wants to do, and what makes this even worse is that they're paid below minimum wage.

  As consumers, there's many things that we can do to show the company that we want their workers to have fairer wages. We can protest the store, holding informative signs, telling other customers about the tomatoes and to not buy them. Protesting is a good way to go about this, because it helps us get out message across in a passive way.
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​I chose the pic because it showing what i am marry to, if i would of just put marry to the game , people was going to ask what game are you marry to. I also pick this picture because it kind of show what i am trying to say and all, the glitter stand for shine. yes! because i am marry to the most beautiful thing game! The background is black because it suppose to pop out the image.

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Q2 media Fluency Wendy

What I did about my slide, is that I wrote a few words about me in my favorite color and also that describes me, I also put a picture of me, to show how I do. I put a Mexican flag on my slide because people think I am Asian but i am not.I put red hair dyed because I love dyeing my hair when I am bored and one of my favorite colors is red. I also put a dog on my slide because I love dogs and every kind of animal and I also have two dogs. I put a piercing on my slide because I have my lip pierced and I think its pretty cool. One of my favorite stores is Hot Topic they have awesome stuff and sometimes have what I like; jeans, shirts (with cool writing on them) , another favorite of mine is Hollister I love that store even if they have high prices but there clothes are nice. I have Hello Kitty because she is awesome and so cute, and I just love it !


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Lobbying Blog Post #3

According to several different sources that I saw it looks as though many elected officials have agreed with it because I don't see many of them who tried to stop it. And as I look at some of the comments on the websites I see that some parents are furious and don't approve of the curfew. They should have a lot of power because from the looks of things there are many people, not just youth, who don't agree with the new curfew going on. They are saying that it is going to have more youth in jail with unnecessary things on their record then they need. People have written policies to try to stop it and yes they were about what I am addressing, and more.

I need to have some people in higher power because the mayor and the governor are all for the curfew. So either I get people who are higher then them or a lot of people who can try and persuade them. I think I have the support of parents. The mayor and governor have the most power in this situation and I'm not totally sure how to stop them, or make my point known for that matter. I think I need to move every decision maker because if I'm not mistaken the most of the voters that voted on this bill were pro instead of con.

I'm not sure who all is working on it but I do know that there are a lot of concerns. I know a couple of my classmates are doing the same topic but I'm not sure who they are. I don't see anymore dates for meetings about it or anything. From the looks of things it seems as though they don't want or care about the publics opinion anymore.

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Ian McClendon - Lobbying Blog #3

The Triangles on Grays Ferry Gateway Project has been on a hiatus since its last Community Meeting on March 29th. Some major names were present at such as Terri Paone from the Presidents Anna Verna City Council Office. Also State Representative Babette Josephs was there in the break out groups. 

Anna C. Verna                                                                                                                 babettejosephsweb     Babette Josephs 

Babette Josephs, State Representative, lives near by Grays Ferry and in the meeting she stated that she "has been watching this effort very closely, that the future of this area will be decided by the neighbors, and that what ever decisions are made she will be there to help out!" As the State Representative of the 182nd District she controls a office in Grays Ferry, a District office on Walnut St., and another House of Representatives office in Harrisburg. Honestly who knows how much assistance can she be for the rapid recreation of Grays Ferry?

(2) District Office
1528 Walnut St. Suite 501 
Phila., PA 19102
P: 215.893.1515 
F: 215.560.5816 

(3) Harrisburg Office
House of Representatives, Room 300 
P.O. Box 202182
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2182
P: 717.787.8529 
F: 717.787.0861 

(1) Grays Ferry Office
Barrett-Nabuurs Senior Center
28th & Dickinson St.
Phila., PA 19146 
P: 215.952.3376 
Wed. 8:00-4:00 pm 

As for Terri Paone, I wasn't able to find much background about her. Terri is a member of the (PHCD) Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors. Her presence at the citizen group meeting doesn't seem to useful in pushing forward for the actual changes of Grays Ferry but although Paone could contribute good ideas for the structure and design of improving the area.  

The organizations that sponsor The Gateway Project are:


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With the help of all these local organizations the community was able to have hired 2 traffic engineers from the Philadelphia Streets Department to review the map, traffic flow, and local business import and exporting areas. At the meeting that I attended last year the engineers where there for the first time and presented many different blue prints of re-mapping the area.   

Here are the blue prints represented in detail of the 5 important safety issues that the community wanted the engineers to tackle: 

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To view all of the detailed blue prints from PSD: CLICK HERE
(Since the meeting before the one in March there seems to be no new additions to the blue prints itself) 

This is just that time where not much, or any at all, action is being taken for the Gateway Project. Now, Im not saying that the citizens, organizations, and the whole community is just lying on their back and giving up but that this is not the right time to focus on a single area of Philadelphia when America is struggling itself. I believe that in a couple years when the economy is back on track Grays Ferry would be first in line to receive notice from City Hall accepting much needed recreation. 
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Philadelphia Curfew Law Update

​My lobbying topic was Philadelphia Minor Curfew. Since the summer is over and school has resumed the curfew hasn't had the same publicity it had in the summer time. Beings though less kids are out during the school year at unreasonable hours the curfew law isn't pushed as hard as it was in the summer time. Just recently the curfew was just passed as a law and would not only apply to University City & Center City but throughout the entire city.Within the next 2 years the city has to prove the effectiveness of the curfew law to the City's Council. The Mayor agrees that this curfew will not stop the violence in the city but it's a good start towards it. Many of the city's residents disagree to this law says it's just a way to punish the youth.

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Music Melodies Compose My Thoughts

I chose black so the white letters and white earphones are emphasized.

The picture of me is very simple and I have a very intricate swirl of thoughts representing music. I speak music to represent I represent it. Note that the word are Qis not very important, so it is relatively smaller.

From, I learned that a slide should not cram info. From I learned that there are certain colors that contrast , so I have a black background. From, I learned how to use Keynote’s Alpha. taught me to  use the word “you” or “your” far more than “I” “me” or “we.” And to make things pop out.

I bled my picture out the side and made the headphones pop out against the black. My thoughts of music spiral from my head into ooblivion. There is a minimum of words on my slide. They are absolutely relavant. And they are tilted slightly



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Here is a Slide Design I thought was a good resource. 
I learned that having a bold color stand out would make your slide look better. And having a item replacing a letter makes it look nice and would catch you eye.

Here is another Slide Design that I though was good aswel. 
It help me out because having a million words on word slide which makes the reader go crazy. So put your words in simpler form.

When I read then Zen link I learned that the picture can bleed of the page. And also I learned that the slide should have a cycle so the eyes of the reader will go around and around and around.

I chose the theme of before and after. The reason for this is because as i grew I released what life really was and that you cant depend of everyone and you have to do things by yourself but you still need help. Just like a flower, it grows on its own but it still needs water and sunlight to grow beautiful and strong.
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Donesha Lee Q2 Media Fluency

Script (Technology)


I followed all of the rules from Ms. Hull’s rubric and…


1) DESIGN (Color, Size, and Shape)






- One slide.

- A visual theme.

- Make “Size” matter!


With the above rules in my head I created a slide with diverse color, big readable text, and connected my visual graphic with my text too tell a story.

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Timothy Ingram Q2 Media Fluency

I first started off thinking about my life and what I want to do with my life. I knew I wanted to succeed in life and go down the right path. So I decided to put A PATH TO SUCCESS. Then I decided to put a path with men going in the right direction because they want to succeed like me. Also I thought it was a good idea to put a success point, when they reach there access point. I pick these certain colors because it my favorite color and it expresses me.


I used this because it gave me a idea how to express myself and how to support my words.  

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Kenyatta Bundy's Slide

On my presentation I made sure that I had a counteracting of COLORS from the CONTRAST of the darker red to the black the the lighter red fonts. Also i made sure the SIZE of the fonts that were more important were larger then that of the other fonts. Also the SIZE of the pictures compared to the fonts are a little larger. Also the alignment and patterns of the pictures were in corners.
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Get to Nomi (know me) !

I put my name in to have that be the central focus. Then, I put things  am intersted in surrounding my name. My name is eye-catching. It is the thing that will most be remembered. My color os not distracting, but will draw attention. My text is big. There are very few words. The colors of the signs are corresponding so the eye will not have to take in too much. This is why i placed everything as I did. 
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True Black Q2 Media Fluency

They're are a couple of reasons why I put some of I put on my slide. The reason behind them all is they represent some of the things I stand for. The picture of the basketball represents whats constantly going around in my head because basketball is one of the main things I live for, it's my passion. The picture of the Eagles, Lakers, and Phillies logo represents what and who I look up to. As a kid I'd always watch these teams in amazement at their skill and teamwork, I'd even fantasies about me being just like one of them. The energy of the game, thousands of fans screaming my name, and the thrill of winning. The sentences in my slide represent phrases that express me. Each phrase tells a part of how I think, the way I look at myself, and how I look at what I've done. Thats why I picked the pictures I picked.  
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Richard Yoeun Q2 Media Fluency

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Script For Tech

I used the rules…

1.One slide one point

2.Had a visual theme

3.Make type BIG


The Wooden Swords-Represent my passion for wanting to make one. They would go correctly with the background because the wooden swords have a tan color that brings itself out in that dark surrounding. 


Japan’s Flag Red Dot-Represents the rising sun and my love for wanting to live in Japan and retire there. The rising sun (red) brings the fire of the sun into the hearts of men and women. This was considered my visual theme. Since it was a giant red dot.


Words “Wing Chun”-represents the fighting style that was fought and taught by “IP Man” This proved my one point because its what that should taught through out the world and make type BIG because WING CHUN.

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Peter Ricker Q2 Media fluency

I used this website to get a general idea on how to design my slide and how to make it captivating. 

I followed the rules:
1. Make it colorful
2. Have large font
3. Dont crowd the slide

By following these rules, I created my slide. I decided to choose a bright background to make it captivating. I limited the amount of text to not crowd the slide and make it easy to read.

I made the text bubble and text bigger so it is easier to read from a distance.
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Trader Joe's English Flyer


"CIW 101." Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Web. 29 Nov. 2011. <>.


"Virtual Tour of Immokalee | CIW." Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Web. 29 Nov. 2011. <>.

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El Proyecto de Trader Joe's (Sabrina Stewart-McDonald

To work as a Tomato Picker in Florida is:
-to have long hours
-to be treated badly by bosses
-to work in the sun
-to make only minimum wage after they collect over 2 tons of tomatoes.

Trabajar como un Recolector de Tomates es:
-tener horas largas
-recibir tratamiento malde jefes
-trabajar en el sol
-ganar soló salario minimo después recogen más de dos toneladas de tomates.

The problem with buying tomatoes from Trader Joe's is that:
-we are allowing people to pay the workers so little
-we are ignoring the rights of other human beings.

El problemo con compramos los tomates de Trader Joe's es que:
-permitimos personas pagar trabajadores malo. 
-ignoramos los derechos de otras humanos.

What can we do?
-start a petition
-protest against Trader Joe's without violence
-not buy any tomatoes from Trader Joe's

¿Qué podemos hacer?
-hagamos una petición
-Protestamos contra de Trader Joe's (sin violencia) 
-no comparamos tomates de Trader Joe's
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