Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Throughout the 2015/2016 academic year, The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change will be offering a number of workshops and presentations around the theme of POVERTY AND HUMAN NEEDS. Brief descriptions of these thematic events are described below.

The Learning Institute is possible due to the following support:

Department of Social Work

Social Work Organization

September 17, 2015

American Winter Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion      

                                               

This Emmy-winning documentary feature film shines a light on the dramatic personal stories behind the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Panel discussion to follow.

Myer Auditorium, McComsey Hall
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free but advance ticketing to attend event is required (contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-872-3811 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at  http://muticketsonline.com

October 7th, 2015

The War on Poverty by Dr. John Iceland  

FREE copy of John Iceland's book, Poverty in America to first 15 registrants! 
Student Memorial Center, MPR                                                                                                                                                                       6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 (2 CEUs); $5 students. Light refreshments and materials provided.

November 10th, 2015

Poverty: A Trauma-Informed Response                                                            

Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University 

This workshop will focus on the response to poverty using a trauma-informed peer support model.

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24
9:00am - 12:00pm.
Cost: $25 (3 CEUs); $5 for students 

February 3rd, 2016

Poverty Simulation                                                                                               

Presented by Brittany Parsons, Circles Coordinator of Community Action Program of Lancaster. Experience the hardships of poverty first-hand in this realistic poverty simulation performed by Community Action Program of Lancaster.

Student Memorial Center,Rm 24                                                                                                                                                                 

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free but advance ticketing to attend event is required (Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-872-3811 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at http://muticketsonline.com

March 21st, 2016

Global Poverty:  Peter Greer, President & CEO of HOPE International

Join President and CEO of HOPE International to learn about what poverty looks like on a global level, as well as sustainable solutions to eradication.

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25(2 CEUs); $5 for MU Students

April 13th, 2016

System-Building and Homeless Services

Professor Jennifer Frank, Millersville University

Learn about homelessness, the history of a systemized response to helping, and an overview of the issues affecting those helping systems.

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 (3 CEUs); $5 for MU Students