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Celebrate International Education

St. Louis Community College is sponsoring International Education Celebration activities as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This celebration is part of the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. 

Thursday, Nov. 7


11a.m.-1 p.m..
Cafe West, Forest Park Campus
First Time In Palestine – Join Suhad Khatib for a gripping first-hand account of life within the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Her presentation is a series of riveting stories and photos from her visit to Palestine/Israel time with the Health and Human Rights Delegation.

Friday, Nov. 8

11 a.m.-1 p.m..
Cafe West, Forest Park Campus
Study Abroad Workshop – Excited about the chance to study another language or in a different country? Join us for an introduction to exciting opportunities for international study in Europe, South America and the Middle East abroad with STLCC. Recommended strategies for funding, scholarships and planning will be discussed.

monday, Nov. 11

 

10-10:45 a.m.
TC-105-107, Florissant Valley Campus
The Bridge presents: “Fair Trade 101”.

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Student Center Commons, Meramec Campus
Screening of the documentary “The Dialogue” followed by a Peace Corps panel discussion.

10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
IR - 1st floor, Florissant Valley Campus
Fair Trade Marketplace

11:30 a.m.-12;30 p.m.
Lobby, Wildwood
Papercraft from Mexico - learn how to make traditional paper flowers of Mexico from Spanish instructor Burnette McNamee.

Noon-2 p.m.
Cafe West, Forest Park Campus
LiNK - Join the cross-country advocates and activists of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) for a special screening of the powerful documentary, “Danny from North Korea” and learn about the adversity and courage of those who have escaped one of the world’s most oppressive dictatorships.

7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
Climate Change and Global Warming - Larry Lazar, climate leader for the Climate Reality Project and author of the blog "Facing Climate Reality (It's Real, It's Bad, It's Us)" will provide information about the impact of humans on our global climate.

TUESDAY, NOV. 12
 

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Fair Trade Emporium featuring products from Plowsharing, Partners for Just Trade, Mitrata Foundation, 10,000 Villages and Unique Batik. Fair Trade goods are products that come from farmers and workers in developing countries who are justly compensated. Income from the sale of these products is vital to the workers and the communities in which they live.
 
The unique items in the emporium will hail from all over the world, including from Peru, Egypt, Haiti, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, India and Pakistan. 

10-11:30 a.m.
Cafe West, Forest Park Campus
Join Arabic music expert, Rihab Sawah, for a lively survey of the many genres, styles and traditions of music in the Middle East. For more than a decade, Rihab has helmed “Arab Music, Arab Culture” on KOPN 89.5 from 2-3 p.m. every Thursday afternoon. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to embrace some of her show’s most exhilarating musical moments.

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Florissant Valley Campus
Fair Trade Short Film Showcase, hosted by Mark Manteuffel

1 p.m.
Student Center Commons, Meramec Campus
International student discussion panel.

Wednesday, NOV. 13

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Fair Trade Emporium featuring products from Plowsharing, Partners for Just Trade, Mitrata Foundation, 10,000 Villages and Unique Batik. Fair Trade goods are products that come from farmers and workers in developing countries who are justly compensated. Income from the sale of these products is vital to the workers and the communities in which they live.
 
The unique items in the emporium will hail from all over the world, including from Peru, Egypt, Haiti, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, India and Pakistan. 

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
IR 1st Floor, Florissant Valley Campus
EXPO for the Institute for Interdisciplinary and Global Studies - designed to inform faculty, staff, and students about the many wonderful Interdisciplinary and Global Studies opportunities at STLCC-Florissant Valley, including students clubs, global courses, study abroad trips, foreign language offering, upcoming events, library resources and more.

11 a.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
"Waste Land" by Lucy Walker. Filmed over nearly three years, "Waste Land" follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump. The film shows the transformative power of art as self-designated “pickers” of recyclable materials recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage and end up re-imaging their lives.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Center Commons, Meramec Campus
International entertainment featuring both professional and student performers.

11:30 a.m.-12;30 p.m.
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Papercraft from Mexico - learn how to make traditional paper flowers of Mexico from Spanish instructor Burnette McNamee.

12:30-1:30 p.m.
IR 112, Florissant Valley Campus
"Globalization and the Chocolate Trade" by Mark Manteuffel

1 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
Salsa 1-2-3! Engage your mind and your body! Join Lilia Gonzalez as she shares the evolution of salsa dancing and gives a salsa dancing lesson.

6 p.m.,
Room 202, Wildwood Campus
International Film and Food - join Spanish instructor Burnette McNamee and her class as they watch a Spanish language film and eat Spanish food. 

Thursday, Nov. 14

9:30-10:45 a.m.
TC-202, Florissant Valley Campus
The Dark Side of Chocolate hosted by Annie Wagganer’s Sociology 101 class followed by Q & A.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cafe West, Forest Park Campus
MORE THAN JUST A GAME: Football versus Apartheid in South Africa – This film tells the story of how political activists sent to South Africa’s Robben Island in the 1960s rise above their incarceration by creating a football league and find an outlet for their passion and commitment to discipline to create a new, racially just South Africa through soccer.  The film is based on a book by Charles Korr, Ph.D., who will introduce the film and be available for questions after the film.

10:45 a.m.-Noon
IR 1st Floor, Florissant Valley Campus
The Dietetic Technology program presents: A Celebration of the Harvest, educational session and food tasting.

11 a.m.-Noon
SC-200-201, Meramec Campus
Syria: An Intimate Portrait featuring Rihab Sawah, associate professor, Physics, STLCC-FV. Learn about the situation in Syria from an insider who knows the country's geography, culture and political system well.

Friday, Nov.15

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Café East, Forest Park Campus
Crossing Borders: The Dialogue - Join us for this 70-minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through China. Their shared adventures, the difficult emotions of their culture shock, and their honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepening their understanding of the "other" and themselves. Student-faculty discussion will follow the screening.

1-4 p.m.
HE-134, Meramec Campus
Screening of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" - a film about a young Pakistani embroiled in the conflict between the American Dream, a hostage crisis and the call of his family's homeland.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

9:30-11:30 a.m. 
Café East, Forest Park Campus
Joyce Mushaben. Ph.D. brings her expertise in comparative politics, immigration and gender/ethnicity/welfare policies to STLCC-Forest Park.  Join us for an engaging comparative look at anti-discrimination policies and laws pertaining to race/ethnicity and religion in the United States and the European Union.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cafeteria, Forest Park Campus
International Fest - Sample cuisine from around the world while enjoying international fashions, music and dance. Learn about study abroad opportunities, foreign language offerings and local language immersion schools. Don’t miss a minute of the global party!

Thursday, Nov. 21

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Café East, Forest Park Campus
“Harry Potter and the Five Pillars of Islam:” Reading Hogwarts Through a Muslim Lens - Join Forest Park’s own World Literature scholar, Layla Goushey, and children’s literature specialist, Hilary Wilson, for a very different and dynamic look at J.K. Rowling’s magical world of witches, wizards and wild adventures from a cross-cultural perspective. Wands and Quidditch gear are optional.


Throughout the Week:


Resources on Fair Trade
IR 1st floor display cabinets, Florissant Valley

International Book Display
Library - Meramec Campus

International Pin Project
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Everyone on campus is invited to pin the places from where their ancestors came and the places they have visited on an international map.
 
International Display
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
A collection of intereting items from around the world contributed by the faculty and staff at Wildwood will be on display during the week. Visit the table and see if you can guess which country the items are from.

International Film Festival
Nov. 11, 12 and 14
Student Center Commons, Meramec Campus
View a variety of short films on multicultural topics.
 
Amnesty International  Information Table
Nov. 11-14
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Stop by the Amnesty International Table and find out what the organization stands for and how you might become involved on the Wildwood campus.
 
Discover Study Abroad
Nov. 11-14
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
A life-changing experience awaits STLCC students. Take advantage of the opportunity to study in Canterbury, England, for a semester or participate in a shorter program to other destinations. Wildwood instructor Mark Weber will be taking a group to Italy this year during spring break! The college hosts trips to more than 20 countries worldwide!

  

The International Education events are sponsored by the Institute for Interdisciplinary (IIGS) and the Global Education Committee at Florissant Valley; the International Education Committee, International Club, Campus Life, Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, Treat America, Office of Academic Affairs, and Public Information and Marketing at Forest Park; Global Studies and the International Education committee at Meramec; and the International Education Committee, Amnesty International, and the Science Club at Wildwood.