Global-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century: A UN Collaborative
Sat, April 2, 2011 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Thompson Conference Center
April 2, 2011
9 AM – 5 PM
Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas campus
Struggling to make global issues applicable to students in your classroom? This workshop is for you! Guest speakers from the United Nations will join with local experts and activists to discuss social justice, sustainability, and current educational trends. Learn how local activists are working on global issues right here in Central Texas. An Info Fair will have resource material which will help you make practical and relevant connections to the curriculum.
Join your fellow educators and concerned citizens at the LBJ Auditorium at the University of Texas at Austin for this day of professional and personal challenges to the way you think.
The Hon. Teta Banks, Honorary Consul General of Liberia in Houston (keynote)
Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the UN Department of Public Information (keynote)
Michael Anderson, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, International Relations and Global Studies Program
Linda Brucker, Founder and Executive Director, A Legacy of Giving, Austin Texas
Linda Cook Heffron, LMSW, University of Texas Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Maria Andrea Piñales, LMSW, Victims of Trafficking Program and Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Richard Valencia, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Psychology
Jenny White, LMSW, Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Zane Wilemon, Founder and Executive Director, Comfort the Children International
and presentations by recipients of the Rapoport Service Scholarship, UT-Austin, and the Model U.N. Club, Global Studies Academy at Austin High School
Registration (includes boxed lunch if registered by March 25):
$45/early bird registration
$50 at the door
$25 student registration (all levels)
CPE credit is available for K-12 educators from Texas.
To register and for more information: http://www.ctaun.org/conferences/2011-austin/2011-austin-registration/