SCC Global Affairs Center to sponsor Humanitarian Assistance Symposium February 2-24

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Labors of Love: People ... Changing the World
SCC Global Affairs Center
Humanitarian Assistance Symposium
February 2-24, 2011

What role do private individuals play in the delivery of humanitarian assistance overseas? How do their efforts inspire people and governments around the world? How can you be involved?

The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College will host a symposium on humanitarian assistance on four consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning February 2, 2011. Seven daytime events will also be offered throughout February.

7 – 8:30 pm, PUB 9208

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Julia Bolz, Founder and Executive Director, Ayni Education International, “Building Quality Education Opportunities in Afghanistan One School sat a Time.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
David Eller, President, World Concern, “Providing Relief and Development Assistance in Inaccessible Places.”

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Jacqueline Sherris, Vice President of Global Programs, PATH, “Providing Appropriate Health Strategies and Technologies in Poor Countries.”

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Diana Fletschner, Senior Land Tenure and Gender Expert, Rural Development Institute, “Securing Land Rights for the World’s Poorest People.”

(Times and locations are not consistent)

Thursday, February 10, 12:30-1:20 pm, 9202 PUB
Charles Brennick, Founder and Director, InterConnection. “Making Information Technology Accessible to Underserved Communities around the World.”

Wednesday, February 16 12:30-1:20 pm, 9208 PUB
Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director, Global Washington, “Convening, Strengthening and Advocating for Global Development.” Address to students about opportunities to support the work of NGOs.

Wednesday, February 16, 1:30-2:20, 9208 PUB [by invitation]
Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director, Global Washington, “Leveraging Global Development NGOs in the Classroom.” Workshop for faculty on how GW can help them advance their curriculum goals.

Thursday, February 17, 12:30-1:20 pm, 9201 PUB
Cindy Nofzinger, Executive Director, Schools for Salone, “Rebuilding Schools in War-Torn Sierra Leone.”

Wednesday, February 23, 12:30-1:20 pm, 9208 PUB
Chris Megargee, Director of Community & Corporate Relations, Global Partnership, “Support for Microfinance in Latin America.”

Wednesday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 pm, 9208 PUB
“Bolivia Smiles Forever” - 2011 Travel-Study-Service Informational Meeting. A three week study abroad opportunity sponsored by the International Summer Institute program, open to any student enrolled in a dental hygiene program (at any school) or dental professional.

Thursday, February 24, 12:30-1:20 pm, 9208 PUB
Student NGO Panel. A panel discussion with representatives of student-created NGOs
  • Khaled Jaraysa, Founder and Executive Director, Children of Peace Foundation. Support for children traumatized by war and conflict in the Palestine.
  • Edgar Calderon, Vice President, Unidos Por Latinoamerica. Support for Children’s Hospital, La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Samantha Rayner, Founder and Executive Director, Lumana. Works with local communities in Africa to develop and market local products.

Presenter bios and more information are available on the Global Affairs website.

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, just west of Aurora Avenue and north of Seattle city limits. The PUB is located on the south end of campus near the main entrance, with parking nearby. Weekend rates - $2. Week day rates - $2 for 2 hours, $3 for 4 hours, and $5 all day.


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