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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