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Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN)

handsWelcome to Georgia State University’s 2016 Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN). We are so happy you stopped by.

CTAUN was established by the United Nations in 1996, “to provide opportunities for educators to learn, understand and appreciate the work of the UN, and to incorporate global awareness into curricula and school activities at all levels.”

In 2011, Georgia State University and CTAUN forged a committed relationship in order to encourage Atlanta area educators to incorporate these issues into their own lessons.

This year’s Georgia State CTAUN conference will forward the interests of the UN by discussing the theme, “Welcoming New Americans: Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen Our Community.”

We have invited an exciting mix of scholars and community activists to address this topic by examining how immigration reform and refugee resettlement are handled in local communities and beyond.

So, please plan to join us, Saturday, October 22, in the GSU Law School for these informative and enlightening conversations. Educators, community leaders, students, and others interested in this these issues are invited!

For Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:30-9:20 — Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:20 — Keynote Speaker (addressing Immigration Reform and Refugee Resettlement through the lens of Policy, Education, and Public Health)

10:30-11:20 —

Break out session 1A (education) — Joel Myers & Kristen Vargas — Bullying

Break out session 1B (policy) — Dawson Verley — “Forced Displacement and Education”

Break out session 1C — (health) Jeff Ashby (GSU) — Mental Health Aid Grant

11:30-12:20 — Catered Lunch

12:30-1:20 —

Break out session 2A — (education) Roberta Malavenda, CDFAction Clarkston — Bilingual & Early Childhood Education)

Break out session 2B — (policy) Jerry Gonzales (GALEO)

Break out session 2C — (health) Family Haven Shelter — Domestic Violence

1:30-2:20 —

Break out session 3A — (education) Omar Shekhey, President, Somali American Community Center

Break out session 3B — (policy) Anti Deformation League or GSU College of Law professor

Break out session 3C — (health) International Rescue Committee

2:25-2:50 — 20 minute Break/Extended to afternoon Plenary (?)

3:00-3:50 —

Break out session 4A — (education) — Terry Segovis, Principals — International Student Center

Break out session 4B — (policy) — Deputy Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Break out session 4C — (health)


Break out session 5A — (education)

Break out session 5B — (policy) — World Relief

Break out session 5C — (health) — Global Village

5:00-5:30 — Group Final Session

Registration information coming soon...

For more information, contact:

Haimi Haile

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