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"The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"

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Kathryn Fuhs

on 17 November 2016

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Transcript of "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"

How about the in the world?
Directions: The next two slides will contain a question. Answer the question IMMEDIATELY with a Yes or No on your paper.
Is it possible to have no homeless and hungry people in the US?
Directions: Now go back and answer these two questions thoughtfully and fully. It's okay if you change your answer once you think about it further.
Is it possible to have no homeless and hungry people in the US?

What about the world?
Regardless of your answer, is that a worthwhile goal to have?
"The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"
Are there countries in the world that have achieved no homeless and no hungry people?

Take 5 minutes to research on your phone.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Born and raised in Berkeley
Lives in Portland
Won the Hugo and Nebula Awards multiple times
In 2016, The New York Times described her as "America's greatest living science fiction writer",[2] although she herself has said she would prefer to be known as an "American novelist".
Alfred L. Kroeber
Father to Ursla K. Le Guin
Cultural Anthropologist at UC Berkeley
Famous for studying with and writing about Ishi
Ishi
1861 – March 25, 1916
the last member of the Yahi
In 1865, Ishi and his family were attacked in the Three Knolls Massacre, in which 40 of their tribesmen were killed. Although 33 Yahi survived to escape, cattlemen killed about half of the survivors. The last survivors, including Ishi and his family, went into hiding for the next 44 years, and their tribe was popularly believed to be extinct. Prior to the California Gold Rush of 1848–1855, the Yahi population numbered 404 in California, but the total Yana numbered 2,997.
After the attack, Ishi spent twenty five more years in the wilderness, alone. Finally, starving and with nowhere to go, at around the age of 50 on August 29, 1911, Ishi walked out into the western world. He was captured attempting to forage for meat near Oroville, California, after forest fires in the area
Would you walk away?
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