Message to Global Fluency Training Participants on April 7, 2017

Dear Educators:

I hope you are all doing well on this spring (or winter??) day!

I have a few updates and event announcements to share with all of you:

*We now have a Global Fluency page on our website!*

Please check it out here: https://www.worldpittsburgh.org/global-education-initiative/educators/global-fluency-training/

You’ll see that we’ve included some Global Fluency educational resources that were referenced during the March training, along with some new ones (like Asia Society’s Center for Global Education). We also started compiling a list of refugee and immigrant community organizations, and we’ll keep adding to the list as we go along. This page is very much a work in progress, so please let me know of any resources that you’d like to recommend for this page.

*Call for Art: Belonging community art project in support of immigrants & refugees*

The World Affairs Council is proud to be a partner of the Sprout Fund’s latest public art project: Belonging. Artists of all ages residing in Allegheny County are invited to submit original works of art that express the concept of “belonging.” Deadline is May 4, 2017. The winning design will receive a $3,000 artist honorarium. The design will be produced as a poster and yard sign and distributed free of charge throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Additional designs will be included on a “collection of community voices” poster. BONUS: The Sprout Fund has developed a small teaching kit and related resources: https://belonging.art/teaching-kit/.

*April 24: “He Named Me Malala” Film Screening and Discussion*

The Council is delighted to be partnering with Chartiers Valley School District to present a film screening of “He Named Me Malala” followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh. This event will be held on Monday, April 24 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and is FREE. For more information and to register, please visit our event page.

*June 20-21: 20th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers: Understanding the New Global Realities*

We’re thrilled to have a stellar line up for our Summer Institute for Teachers on June 20-21, 2017 at Duquesne University! Keynote presenters include Tom Sanderson, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Ted Anthony, Director of Asia-Pacific News at The Associated Press (and Pittsburgh native!). The Institute will also feature briefings by experts on various topics, such as: NATO and the European Union; Balanced Media and News; Instability in the Middle East; Key Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa. $40 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on both days. For more information and to register, please visit the SIT page.

 

Finally, we have been busy compiling all of your 120 GLOBAL FLUENCY IDEAS that you came up with in just a few minutes during the design-thinking session at the training! We will share this info with you in the coming weeks, along with next steps regarding our new Global Fluency initiative, held in partnership with the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ Global Fluency Institute. So, stay tuned…and please contact me anytime if we can be of assistance to you.

 

Thanks!

Annie

Annie M. Prucey

Vice President for Global Education
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
412-281-7028 | worldpittsburgh.org

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