International Education Week Activities November 13-17

Dear Wesleyan students,

November 13-17 marks this year’s International Education Week, an initiative that is cosponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in order to highlight the importance of global learning on our university campuses.

The Fries Center for Global Studies staff has put together a rich agenda of week-long activities in recognition of this initiative, activities that are intended to be informative, engaging and fun! Check out what’s available by clicking on the image below.  Most importantly, mark your calendars and come celebrate with us in Fisk 201 to meet the Wes in the World Photo Contestants!

We look forward to seeing you there!  Sincerely, The FCGS Staff

Danza Organica — today

DANZA ORGÁNICA: Marsha Parrilla

TALK and PARTICIPATORY DISCUSSION

Friday, November 3, 1:40PM

Schonberg Studio, 247 Pine Street

Puerto Rico was hit by the worst hurricane in over a century. There is currently a humanitarian crisis. Hurricane María left the entire island without electricity, water, and has taken the homes of thousands of Puerto Ricans. The country is completely devastated. The ecological damage is tremendous, and there is a public health crisis.

Currently:

  • there is no electricity or tap water
  • water is contaminated in the entire island (there is a strong need for water filters)
  • there are outbreaks of: leptospirosis, conjunctivitis, and gastrointestinal disorders
  • around 7,000 additional people are living in shelters post Maria

Danza Orgánica (DO), directed by Marsha Parrilla, is a dance theater company that uses movement to generate awareness around social justice concerns. It’s newest work, MELAZA explores de colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States of America. It has also served as a platform to generate awareness around Hurricane Maria, and raise funds towards grassroots organizations.

Discussion: “The Political Crisis in Catalonia” –10/10 at noon

Tuesday October 10, 2017

12:00-1:00 pm, Fisk 201
Pizza will be served

The Catalonian drive for independence has met with fierce resistance from the Spanish government in Madrid. Does Catalonia deserve independence? What are the ways that the political standoff can be resolved? These issues will be discussed by Antonio Gonzalez (Romance Languages) and Peter Rutland (Government).

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Fries Center for Global Studies

International Education Posters — Submission Deadline: 10/15

The Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS) is now accepting proposals for posters during International Education Week (November 13 – 17). Posters will be presented during lunch on Tuesday, November 14.

We invite students to submit a proposal to share their international experience — including experiences in the United States — to showcase research, internships, academic study, language acquisition, artistic endeavors, and independent work that has an international component. We hope this experience will allow students to connect with one another, to share their knowledge and experience and to grow personally, academically, and professionally through this experience.

The value of sharing what you know through a poster session can have a far-reaching impact. Because of the collaborative nature of this sessions and International Education Week, presenters often find that through the process of sharing their expertise they often gain new insights themselves. Being a presenter is also an excellent way to build your professional résumé and speaker profile. We hope you will consider participating and help fulfill our mission to support students in expanding international opportunities and experiences by sharing what you know with others.

TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 AT 11:59 PM EST.