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  • March PEC Update

    The PEC's roster of events continued to grow! As part of SU's International Week celebration in January, the PEC sponsored several campus gatherings. A packed room attended "From Harm to Home," in which refugees from Myanmar and other countries shared stories of leaving their homes, surviving as a displaced person, and adjusting to life in the United States. In another I-Week event, Professors Audrey Hudgins and Serena Cosgrove discussed how education abroad can help the poor, offering their advice on how students can make their international experiences meaningful for social justice. The PEC was a co-organizer for a sell-out concert by the Filipino-American pop star AJ Rafael. The concert was held to show solidarity with people in the Philippines, and proceeds went to benefit the School of the SEA (Sea and Earth Advocates), a leading environmental education organization whose facilities were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Other PEC productions included a presentation on gender and conflict in the Great Lakes region of Africa by a leading scholar of African development, and a panel on careers in international development featuring speakers from PATH, USAID, and the Seattle International Foundation. To learn about the PEC's events, please visit the Poverty Education Center Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/povertyeducationcenter.

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