Media and Literature Reviews

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Ignorance is not bliss. People around the world are faced with unimaginable terrors, yet few know about or choose to respond to these problems. We, as citizens of the United States of America, live very privileged lives, and we have the power to better the lives of those who have experienced and escaped persecution and violence.
How do we create awareness of the situations occurring around the globe? The media. Books draw a reader in and create sympathy and belonging. Music instills inspiration. Movies and Documentaries illustrate the situation with detail and, occasionally, create a yearning in the viewer to take action.