Our Creative Response to the 8th Goal:

Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Fiction in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
Aug 2018

I live in a nice house, go to a good school and have new clothes. I always come home to a big dinner and go to bed full. It is hard for me to imagine experiencing poverty. Poverty is defined as the act of being extremely poor, which...

By Georgia Bernbaum
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Every time I visit my grandfather’s house in Indonesia, there is always one servant there. I call her Mak Sul. As other servants came and went, she stayed. I asked my mother why, and she told me the following story...

By Grace Muresan
Nonfiction in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018

10 different job attempts in the past month. Each one less paying and more desperate than the previous, yet still unable to hire someone like me. “This job is…  just not right for you,” says each shift manager, each hiring executive after a few days of work...

By Caroline Sun
Fiction in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
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“Why don’t they just get a job?” is one of the main questions circling around the homeless. After all, if they got a job, they could improve their lives. So why don’t they have one? Some may assume the homeless are simply lazy, but that’s far from the truth...

By Karen Wu
Aug 2018
 Nonfiction in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Nonfiction in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
Aug 2018

On June 29, I took a trip to Indonesia to visit my mother’s family. They live in Malang, the second most populated city in East Java. As we drove through the motorcycle-clogged streets I noticed hundreds of tiny restaurants, street peddlers, people...

By Grace Muresan
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Poem in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
Aug 2018

All our lives

We are told to work.

Chores, school, summer jobs-

Do whatever you can...

By Kelsey Cashman
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Nonficiton in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
Aug 2018

America is currently seeing increasingly beneficial job and GDP growth. The country is facing a national labor shortage, and the unemployment rate is lower than it has been in a long time.However, if you look at unemployment and job growth...

By Amrita Bhasin
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Poem in response to Decent Work and Economic Growth
Aug 2018

Strike! Pull back,

Strike! Pull back,

The hoe is heavy

I’m not ready

By Grace Muresan

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