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* Four Days to Change the World - SCC Global Affairs Center to host symposium on international humanitarian assistance

The Global Affairs Center and International Programs at Shoreline Community College is hosting a symposium on international humanitarian assistance on the main campus the week of February 22, 2010.  The focus will be on the work of local non-government organizations, with evening speakers, daytime events and an engagement fair taking place.  All events are free.

Evening speakers on February 22, 23 and 24.

·         Monday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.  Arlene Mitchell, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PUB 9208 (Quiet Dining Room).

·         Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 p.m., Heidi Peterson, National Director of Leadership Gifts, CARE USA, PUB 9208 (Quiet Dining Room).

·         Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.  “Once in Afghanistan,” documentary viewing and discussion with former Peace Corps volunteers who participated in small-pox eradication campaign in 1969 in Afghanistan.  PUB 9208 (Quiet Dining Room).

Daytime events on February 23, 24 and 25.

Seven sessions will occur on February 23, 24 and 25 that focus on the work of a particular groups and organizations.  Participants will include representatives from Amigos de las Americas, Fabric of Life, Global Neighbors, Global Partnerships, PATH, the Peace Corps, and the Rural Development Institution. 

More details on participants, time and place (all sessions will occur on campus in the PUB, but the exact room will vary) will be announced in later press releases and on the Global Affairs Center website (www.shoreline.edu/gac) as they become available.

Engagement Fair on February 25

A drop-in event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 in the PUB (9208), where representatives of these and other humanitarian assistance organizations will be on hand to share volunteer opportunities and details on how to become involved. 

For more information about the program, visit the Global Affairs Center web site at: http://www.shoreline.edu/gac/internl_human_assit_program.aspx.

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, just west of Aurora Avenue and north of Seattle city limits.  Public parking is available on campus.  Enter through the main gate at Innis Arden Way.  Public and event parking is across from the bus stop.  Evening parking is free.  Daytime parking requires a pass which is free and can be obtained from the receptionist in the 1000 building (across from the visitor parking lot).  

For directions to the college and information, please visit the college web site at http://www.shoreline.edu/collegemaps.aspx. 

The mission of the Global Affairs Center is to encourage engagement on global economic, development and social issues that contributes to sound policy, global peace and prosperity.  The goal is to present programs that are timely and relevant to students and community partners.

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