Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thinkathon for Refugees Friday: A Think and Do Day of Intellectual Activism - Register Today!

There are approximately 30 million refugees, more than at any time since World War II and the numbers surge more every day. Half are children, who are being forced to endure emotionally and developmentally devastating conditions. The crisis is both world-wide and local—Baltimore is the third largest receiver city in the United States.

The Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy is hosting a day of intellectual activism, with expert speakers, scholars, students, formerly stateless local community members, and service providers. Our Synergy “think and do” process has proven successful at producing both short and long term ways of addressing complex problems. During the morning session we will hear from experts about the state of refugee children and best practices. The afternoon session will include themed break-out groups working on producing actions. Co sponsored by: The President’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UMD Office of International Affairs.

Then, at 5:30 please be our guest at our WORLDWISE Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series event, an evening with Angelique Kidjo, “the undisputed queen of African Music” and a former refugee, in conversation with Sheri Parks. For free tickets and more information on this event go to: http://go.umd.edu/AKidjo.  Kidjo will also be performing at The Clarice on Saturday evening. For further information and tickets for her concert the following day please go to: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/angelique-kidjo . In partnership with: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artist Partner Program
 
We will also be annoucing a campus-wide contest to design containers for Art in a Box, an art therapy kit for children.
 
Register by Wednesday, Dec. 2nd: https://www.arhu.umd.edu/thinkathon

Lunch will be provided.

Join in on the conversation by following @umd_arhu and using #thinkathonumd.