International Education Week Schedule of Events
The Peace Corp Club Hosts:
Film: â€œT-Shirt Travelsâ€ and post-film Discussion
Monday, November 14th 6:00pm-7:30pm
499 Pierce St.
â€œT-Shirt Travelsâ€ is a PBS [i]NDEPENDENTLENS documentary by filmmaker Shantha Bloeman. It examines the impact of the second hand clothing trade in Africa. What started for Bloeman as an amusing observation while traveling in Zambia, turned into a serious examination of the economic, political, and cultural consequences of donated clothing in this country.
Exploring the Chinese Education System
Tuesday, November 15th 6:00pm-7:30pm
499 Pierce St.
Headed by Katherine Punteney this panel of MIIS students will share their experiences with the Chinese education system. Topics will include Chinese classroom culture, student and teacher roles, the structure of the education system, extra-curricular activities, national testing, and the university admission process. Students will also share the surprises and challenges they faced in adapting to education in the U.S. All interested campus and community members are invited to attend.
Japan Forum Hosts:
Film: TBD Film Screening and post-film discussion
Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
499Â Pierce St.
Our Green Thumb:
Film Screening and post-film discussion
Thursday, November 17th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
McGowan Building Room 100
411 Pacific Street
Our Green Thumb manages the MIIS community garden and will be hosting this eveningsâ€™ film.Â â€œGarbage Warriorâ€, a film by Oliver Hodge, showcases the work of eco-architect Michael Reynolds.Â For more than 30 years Reynolds, and his band of green architects, has devoted his time and energy to creating sustainable, self-sufficient communities built out of recycled materials.