April Video Conferences: From Shakespeare to Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

The Centre for Global Education is proud to be offering, with their partner organizations, the following video conferences in April and May. For more information, please contact info@tcge.ca or visit our website,  www.tcge.ca. Each conference is limited to six schools, and filled on a first come, first served basis, with priority participation is given to CGE/TAG member schools.

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April (Click on Session Title for short description)

This session will explore Resistance Art, looking at historical and current examples of work which bears witness to conflict and oppression or which actively confronts oppression. Guests will include several young visual artists from a variety of conflict settings in the Middle East, as well as several well-known artists, all of whom will share their work, discuss the intent and answer questions from students.

Join high school students from across North America as they come together  to seek out and build consensus on how our scientific communities, local, national and international governments should move forward with Stem Cell Research. Students will hear about ground breaking research and learn about the implications it has on the ethical debate.

  • Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women (April 21, 9:00-11:50 MT/11:00-12:30ET) Gr 5 – 12

This two part event will bring youth together from across North America to understand and take action on the issue of violence against aboriginal women and all parties involved.

Humanities Event (9:00-10:20 MT) – Students will examine and share literature, sharing poetry, essays and reflections on the reality of Missing and Murdered Women in Canada. All of this will culminate in the opportunity to share these works with Aboriginal experts and move towards action as a national community.
Art Event (10:30-11:30 MT) – Students will connect to some of Canada’s leading aboriginal artists, with both parties sharing their art and discussing the power of art to transform society.
This one hour session, on EARTH Day, will help you and your school reduce their carbon footprint by making choices around the food that you eat.
  • DeforestACTION Global Celebration: LIVE from Australia! – (April 23, 9:00-10:15 MDT)
Be inspired to learn and take action on one of the world’s greatest challenges, Deforestation. Students from around the world are coming together to share their ideas and hear from an Emmy Nominated Movie Director, Dr Kathy Henkel.
Are “Green” Energies really the solution to our world’s problems? Why aren’t more countries implementing them? Hear a global expert share their ideas and research into potential solutions and actions that need to be taken by the people of the planet.
  • Shakespeare Day  – (Fr, April 24, 9:00-10:10)  – Gr 8-12
This event will feature two speakers, each for 35 minutes. One session will examine the controversies and unanswered questions surround the writing of Shakespeare. The other session, will take a look at how the world of Shakespeare would have been different if they had today’s social media and technology.
This event will bring your students LIVE to the UNESCO office in Paris as well as Johannesburg, South Africa, the host country for this year’s World Press Freedom Awards. During this event, they will have the opportunity to interact, face- to-face, with international journalists who are putting their lives on the line to tell the stories of the unheard.
We will be hearing from a young revolutionary in Middle East and a global poet/educator from the United States as they share their powerful poetry about transition and injustice.  Students from each school will also have an opportunity to share their poetry with our guests and receive their feedback. Your students will leave this session changed and inspired to see Poetry as a tool for change in the world.

Come and explore how Math and Art can come together. Through a fun and interactive VC, this session will challenge your students to see Math as more than a series of formulas and algorithms and see it as a creative and exciting field of study and interest.

Terry Godwaldt

Director of Programming
The Centre for Global Education
Edmonton, Canada

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