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Global Understanding Project
7th Annual Global Understanding Convention

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

8:30 —
9:45 a.m.
McAllan Hall, MH 222
Women Banks: Respecting Culture, Empowering Women
Laura Kelly and Christopher Jackson
— HE 430 01
Women’s Banks are set up to assist women in rural areas of Uganda to provide for themselves and their children. This will be followed by a presentation by Christopher Jackson, focusing on socialized medicine.

11:30 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Bey Hall, BH 128
Needs Assessment of Latino Immigrants in Long Branch, NJ
Jessica Cofone — AN 103 02
Ms. Cofone, an MSW student, will present the findings of research on a needs assessment titled Local Struggles of Latino Immigrants in Long Branch, NJ. This brief will include a description of methodology, findings, and classroom dialogue.

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Magill Commons
Club 108/109
United States Social Policies in Systemic Context: Issues and Innovations
Mary Lou Killian — SW 515
Social work student presentations will cover issue definition, the sociopolitical contexts affecting the issue, analysis of current and past policies for addressing the issue, and future considerations and directions.

11:30 a.m. —
2 p.m.
Wilson Hall Room 104
Yearning to Breath Free: The Struggle to Find Asylum in the U. S.
Lydia Poe — SW 669 01
Ms. Poe, an MSW student, will discuss the practice of automatic detention of asylum seekers.

11:30 a.m. —
2 p.m.
Magill Commons Club 107
Making a Difference in Human Rights
Thomas Capshew — SW 669 03
This class discussion will focus on what any one of us can do to make a positive contribution to promoting human rights in our world.

1 — 2:15 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
American Foreign Policy in a Changing Middle East
Introduction by President Gaffney
Robin Raphel, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia
Ambassador Raphel will speak on Iraq and the United States’ presence in the Middle East.

2:45 —
3:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby! Gender Inequity, Oppression, and Discrimination Against Women: A Documentary
Kimberly Corbett and Erika Huggler
This session should generate a renewed interest in women’s issues.

3 — 4 p.m.
Magill Commons Club 108
Holocaust Awareness — Video Presentation
Chavie Fish and Jody Touboul
Video presentation of Holocaust survivors being interviewed by these two MSW students. It will be used to provide informative and educational testimonials of Holocaust survivors’ experiences.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
Promoting Peace in Long Branch Through a Peace Plot
Shelia Baldwin — ED 319
Monmouth University teacher candidates, partnered with Long Branch Middle School students in a service learning project, Partners in Learning, give their account of the creation of a Peace Plot, a garden on the school grounds, to promote peace in Long Branch.

4:30 —
5:45 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
The Great Debate — Political Science Club
Joe Patten
Resolved: That the U.S. Government should increase assistance to Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf in light of the assassination of Benezair Bhutto. Three students from the Political Science Club will affirm the resolution and three students will argue against the resolution.

4:30 —
5:45 p.m.
Bey Hall, BH 128
Culture and Childhood Asthma
Kathy Smith-Wenning — AN 279 01
The importance of cultural and linguistic competency and the management of childhood asthma will be discussed.

4:30 — 6 p.m.
Bey Hall, BH 132
Care and Services for the Elderly: A Case Study of BAAIGM
Atiqur Rahman — SW 507 50
Bangladesh Association for the Aged and Institute of Geriatric Medicine (BAAIGM) is the oldest and largest non-governmental organization in Bangladesh, supporting over 10 million elderly persons in Bangladesh.

4:30 — 7 p.m.
Bey Hall, BH 222
Crises Around the World
Thomas Capshew — SW 698 50
This graduate Social Work class, Crisis Intervention, will survey crisis situations around the world, by continent.

6 — 7:15 p.m.
Anacon Hall
The Struggle for Women’s Equality in the Muslim World
Zainab Al-Suwaij
Zainab Al-Suwaij is the co-founder of the American Islamic Congress. A native of Iraq, her grandfather is the leading cleric in Basra, and she is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Plangere 235
The Wild Blue Yonder - A Dramatic Reading
Freda Karpf, Writer, and Deanna Shoemaker, Director
A staged reading, The Wild Blue Yonder, focusing on grief and resilience will be performed by students.

7:30 —
9:15 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
Film: One: The Movie
Thomas Capshew
In a divided post 9-11 world, first-time filmmaker, Ward Powers, asks life’s ultimate questions of renowned spiritual leaders and ordinary people.


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