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STUDENTS, EDUCATORS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 Be a part of this unique series on Utilizing the Global Competency Framework to take action on challenges around diversity and race

 

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What is A2A Global?

Awareness2Action Global advocates for communities coming together to address global issues with the skills, values and behaviors that will prepare them to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world as engaged citizens and as a productive workforce in the global economy. 

 

A2A Global brings together experts for roundtable discussions leading participants from AWARENESS of Global Competencies to taking ACTION on specific issues in our communities.

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Fall 2020 Awareness2Action Global Series

Systemic Challenges Around Diversity and Race


Educators, Students, Community Members and Businesses please join us to be a part of valuable roundtable discussion during the series through online chat, as you interact with the panel of experts in Community and Global Competence.

Following each roundtable, questions will be provided for students, teachers and schools to advance the conversation as they move from Awareness2Action.

Jamie Chidozie

Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice - University of Northern Iowa

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. Earned degrees from Indiana University. Has answered the call to be a 'Social Justice Warrior' for the cultural battle of diversity and race challenges in education, healthcare, housing and criminal justice. Originally a fourth-grade teacher now has over a decade worth of experience in higher education as an ally, advocate and activist for the minoritized.

 

Ericka Gonzalez-Smith

Planning & Assessment Coordinator - University of Northern Iowa.

Born in Guatemala, migrated to Canada at 11. Undergraduate degree from King's University College (Ontario) and a Master's degree in Education from Brock University (Ontario). A catalyst for sparking transformation in programs, individuals, and teams. Her passion is to engage and connect individuals with possibilities and is known for innovation and commitment in the work she does each day.

Yesi Perez

Director of SOMOS - Drury University

The Drury University alum is a part of the growing SOMOS initiative, a federally funded outreach effort that helps students from migrant backgrounds seek a college education. This includes the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) that assists students in successfully completing their first year of college.  Perez says it is great to create leaders that can later give back to the community and enjoys having the students teach her something different and how she gets to be a part of innovating the program. 

Rhonda Brown-McRina

Director of Diversity and Inclusion - Hawkeye Community College

Originally from Birmingham, AL, Rhonda holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Montevallo (AL) and is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at Iowa State University. She was a Student Services Counselor at Hawkeye for 14 years, served as past-chair of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, and was a Waterloo Community School District Board of Education member. Currently, she is a member of the Grow Cedar Valley Economic Inclusion Initiative and appointed by the Governor to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

 

Donald Hawkins

Founder & CEO - Griffin Technologies

Educated at Georgia State and Albany State. The Kansas City entrepreneur is a member of the Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellowship and Founded Tenth. Tenth fits his personal mission to close the wealth gap in America.  The organization is an Unapologetically Black, digitally native bank, built to eradicate the wealth gap.  With 10+ years of experience in business management in different industries takes great pride in empowering others as part of a team to accomplish their duties and achieve organizational goals.

 

Hon. Quentin Hart

Mayor - City of Waterloo, Iowa

The Waterloo, Iowa native is the first African-American to serve as Mayor of his hometown. A doctoral candidate at Iowa State University in Educational Leadership, he holds a graduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and an undergraduate degree from Minnesota State. Serves with the US Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, Accelerator for America and National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. Hart believes that true change happens in communities when everyone works together, and everyone is invested in the outcome.

Dr. Tony Jackson

Vice President & Director - Center for Global Education at Asia Society

One of the nation’s leading experts on secondary education reform and adolescent development. Holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan. Directed the Carnegie Corporation’s Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents, and co-authored the seminal follow-up blueprint Turning Points 2000, considered one of the most influential books on middle school reform.

Alok Pandey

Manager, Engine CI Fuel Systems - John Deere

Born and raised in a small village in Central India, Pandey completed his bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Automobile engineering from India.  Has engineering experience at Silicon Meadows Design Pvt. Ltd. and Onward Technologies Ltd. in India before moving to Waterloo, Iowa in 2007.

November 12

Communicate

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

What are the challenges around diversity and race?

Agenda

December 10

Action

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

What is the importance of taking action around these challenges?

Agenda

Archived

Investigate

From October 8, 2020

What does Global Competence mean to you?

Watch the ARCHIVED VIDEO

Archived

Recognize

From October 22, 2020

What are the threats to global competency in our world?

Watch the ARCHIVED VIDEO

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What is Global Competence?

Four Domains of Global Competence

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Recognizing Perspectives

People recognize their own and others' perspectives

Communicating

Ideas

People communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences

Taking Action

People translate their ideas into appropriate action to improve conditions.

Investigating the World

People investigate the world beyond their immediate environment

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

SESSION 3

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CST

What are the various ways to address challenges around diversity and race?

What problems or issues are still prevalent?

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Communicating Ideas

People communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences.

Be a part of the roundtable discussion through online chat as our panel of experts provides best practices around challenges to diversity and race and what problems still need to be solved.

Advancing the Conversation: We encourage all participants to take time after each session to advance the conversation with their friends and organizations through small group reflection and discussions. Questions* will be provided by A2A after each session to help facilitate discussions as you move from awareness to action.

*Questions will come closer to the event date >>

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Taking Actions

People translate their ideas into appropriate actions to improve conditions in their communities.

Be a part of the roundtable discussion through online chat as our panel of experts provide a blueprint of how to get energy, time, and resources for systemic challenges around diversity and race.

*Questions will come closer to the event date >>


Can't attend on December 10? Go ahead and still register to access the archive sessions following the event.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

SESSION 4

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CST

Now what?

Where do we go from here?

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Archived Session

SESSION 1

From October 8, 2020

What is Global Competence?

Why is it important to you?

Use these Questions to Advance the Conversation >>

Watch the Archive

Investigating the World (ARCHIVED)

People Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment

Relive the roundtable discussion with the panel of experts in Community and Global Competence. 

Advancing the Conversation: We encourage all participants to take time after each session to advance the conversation with their friends and organizations through small group reflection and discussions. Questions* are provided at the link below to help facilitate discussions as you move from awareness to action.

*USE THESE QUESTIONS to Advance the Conversation

FREE RESOURCES

Recognizing Perspectives (Archived)

People recognize their own and others’ perspectives

Be a part of the roundtable discussion through online chat as our panel of experts take you from a high-level view of threats to global competence to focused engagement on challenges around diversity and race.

Advancing the Conversation: We encourage all participants to take time after each session to advance the conversation with their friends and organizations through small group reflection and discussions. Questions* will be provided by A2A after each session to help facilitate discussions as you move from awareness to action.

*USE THESE QUESTIONS to Advance the Conversation

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Archived Session

SESSION 2

From October 22, 2020

What threats are there to global competence?

What are examples of challenges around diversity and race?

Use these Questions to Advance the Conversation >>

Watch the Archive