Intl Women’s Day 2015: Global Migrant Rights & Justice

Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00-8:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut St. (University City), South America Room

This special event in honor of International Women’s Day will include a performance by the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, refreshments and discussion celebrating local and global initiatives advocating for the rights of migrant women and their families. Speakers will explore the intersection of immigrant rights, women’s rights & children’s rights, as well as the impact of immigration policies and enforcement in the U.S. and abroad.

Event Panelists:
- Ayodele Gansallo, Immigration Attorney & Educator
Mia-lia Kiernan, Founder & Organizer,, 1 Love Movement
Shamaine Daniels, Harrisburg Councilwoman
Fariha Khan, Associate Director, Asian American Studies UPenn (moderator)


For the Event Flier, CLICK HERE

This is a One Book, One Philadelphia community program and encourages reading and discussion around a single book. This year’s selection, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, explores children’s courage & adaptability & the power of family.

Event Partners: Africa Center, Center for East Asian Studies, Family Resource Center, Global Philadelphia Association, Graduate Center, International House, Middle East Center, Peace Day Philly, Penn Women’s Center, South Asia Center and United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia.

For more about International Women’s Day (observed globally on March 8), CLICK HERE. This year’s global theme is #makeithappen.

Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30pm

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

General Admission: $15 / IH Members $10 / Students w/ ID $8
(special discount for community members! Use “WOMENTODAY” when purchasing tickets- online, over the phone, or in person. The ticket cost (with discount) is $10 for adults and $5 for students/children.)

Intercultural Journeys welcomes the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change as part of its “Songs for Peace” season. This talented group of women are committed to inspiring awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and the contemporary problems facing African Immigrant communities in the Philadelphia region.
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Newsworks Article about this chorus – CLICK HERE
Watch a video about this chorus – CLICK HERE
LIKE them on Facebook – CLICK HERE
Listen to the Pre-Concert PODCAST HERE

Nuclear Weapons: Their Danger, Cost, and Elimination

Sunday, March 15 at 3pm
Ethical Society of Philadelphia
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square (South west corner of the Square near 19th st.)

FREE and Open to the Public!

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Daniel Wolk - Physicians for Social Responsibility – “The Medical and Environmental Consequences of Nuclear Weapons”
Tammy MurphyProject for Nuclear Awareness – “Monetary Costs, and Negotiation and non-proliferation: Iran + N. Korea”
Elisabeth LeonardWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom – “Current U. S. Missile and Warhead Modernization.”
Ed Aguilar, J. D.Coalition for Peace Action – “Republic of Marshall Islands Goes to the World Court for Nuclear Weapons Ban.”
Joseph GersonAmerican Friends Service Committee – “Increased Superpower Tension, and What We Can Do to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons.”
Hugh Taft-Morales
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia – MODERATOR

“The world has long recognized that nuclear disarmament offers the only absolute guarantee against the use of nuclear weapons, and that any such use would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences. Nuclear disarmament is therefore not an idealistic dream, but an urgent necessity to meet the genuine security interests of all humanity.”
– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

“Nuclear weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. One can destroy a whole city, potentially killing millions, and jeopardizing the natural environment and lives of future generations through its long-term catastrophic effects.”
United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs

Unfold Zero – A platform to promote disarmament through the United Nations

Nuclear Disarmament Education Resources

Global Education Colloquium

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Drexel University’s Global Education Colloquium conducts a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series that features a distinguished speaker and lively discussion. These monthly sessions are free and open to the public.

February TopicEngaging Knowledge and Strategies: Rural Parental Involvement in Gansu, China

Guest Speaker: Peggy A. Kong , Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Education at Lehigh University.  Dr. Kong’s research focuses on issues of poverty and equity in education in the East Asian context.)

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Parental involvement in their children’s schooling has been identified as critical to a child’s academic future.  Researchers have identified specific at-home and in-school activities for parents to support their children’s schooling, but at the same time note parental involvement is highly influenced by socio-economic status. Wealthier and more educated parents relate to school personnel and their children differently, and often perceived as more effectively, than parents who are poor or are less educated. While most of this research has been conducted inside the US, it nevertheless shapes educational policy-making and school-community relations around the world. This study uses ethnographic data collected in rural Gansu, China, to challenge the assumption that poor parents are backwards, unable to support their children’s schooling, and pose as a barrier to their children’s educational success.

To register, please CLICK HERE

If you are unable to attend, during the event you can view via the live webcast:

For more information about the Global Colloquium, including this month’s program and those in the future, CLICK HERE.

10 Building Blocks for Making a Difference in the World and in Your Neighborhood

Saturday, April 25
1:30 – 3:00pm
University Commons Great Room, Arcadia University
Glenside, PA (For Directions, CLICK HERE)

John Prendergast, Human Rights Activist, Best-Selling Author, and Founding Director of Enough Project, will be the special guest speaker for this event. Read the press release HERE

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This event is free and open to the public.

For the Facebook Event, CLICK HERE
Presented By: Arcadia University’s International Peace & Conflict Resolution MA Program.

12th Annual Interfaith Walk for Peace

Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation
Sunday, April 26 (afternoon)
This year’s walk will include gatherings at AlAqsa Islamic Society (beginning at 2:00 pm), the Village of Arts and Humanity and West Kennsington Ministries.
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Download the flyer HERE
Check out info from the 2014 walk – CLICK HERE
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