#OTalk 19th July 2022 Media Club- Labor Trafficking, Global Warming, and Taking Action

This week Bill Wong @BillWongOT is host
“For this weeks discussion, please watch this TEDx talk before you participate in this discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvhhC8SUvqA

Hello everyone,
Apologies to a long hiatus due to the fact that I have to teach a class during this time in the US. So, I will make up for it by hosting today’s topic.
Media club has not been a format we have used in a while. So, I decided to do a blast from the past, but with a twist. The twist is- this is a talk I produced in November 2021 for my TEDxCountdown event. So, you all will get a chance to interact with the producer of an actual TEDx talk.
When I got my TEDxCountdown event license for 2021 last spring, I simply just wanted to produce quality content with the intent of showing an example of what OT students and practitioners can do on the climate change issue. If some of the talks ended up fitting for discussion within the OT community, that would be a bonus.
I got to know Alicia a little bit through attending each other’s TED Circles since COVID. When she learned that I am a TEDx organizer, she approached me with this topic. That struck a light bulb in my head. I then remembered that I had my students write a global issues paper, with climate change and human trafficking as 2 of the issues they have written in the past. So, I thought, “If I curate this well, maybe I can use it to surprise my students.”
Then, when I used it for my first week of class 3 weeks after my TEDxCountdown event, my students pretty much told me that they had never envisioned human trafficking and climate change would intersect as such. Of course, they probably were shocked that their instructor was the brainchild of it all. 
In terms of my reflection of this talk, I would say it was quite a liberating experience. I used my client centered skills by letting Alicia be the expert. I was in the background in terms of getting her to communicate her message effectively. Through this approach, I was able to learn things that would probably surprise live and online TEDx audiences. Of course, leading by example that OT can be a core pillar for climate change and sustainability issue is also cool, too.

Reflection questions
1. Before watching this talk, how aware are you in terms of OT’s role in climate change and sustainability?
2. Before watching this talk, have you ever thought about climate change and potential intersectionalities with other issues in the world?
3. After watching this talk, what struck you the most?
4. What are some action steps you will take on climate change and sustainability issue?”

Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L (He/Him/His)

Post Chat

Host:  Bill Wong @BillWongOT

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Evidence your CPD. If you joined in this chat you can download the below transcript as evidence for your CPD, but remember the HCPC are interested in what you have learnt.  So why not complete one of our reflection logs to evidence your learning?

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