Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Throughout the 2019/2020 academic year, The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change will be offering a number of workshops and presentations around the theme of Reenvisioning Our World: Seeing What Works, Broadening Our View, Seeking Innovative Alternatives. 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 18, 2019

The medicine in marijuana   

Based on the 2017 National Academy of Sciences report about the effectiveness of cannabis for treating the side-effects of chemotherapy, chronic pain, epilepsy, and PTSD, The Medicine in Marijuana tells patients' stories, and those of the practitioners and researchers involved in their care.

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall                            

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs) Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or go to:  

https://studentservicesinc.vbotickets.com/event/Learning_Institute_The_Medicine_in_Marijuana/36324

October 21, 2019    

  

Growing up Coy

When 6-year-old Coy Mathis was told she could not use the girls' bathroom at her Colorado public school, her parents decided to fight back against the ban placed on their daughter Coy, a trans female.  

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall

6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs). Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets go to: 

https://studentservicesinc.vbotickets.com/event/Learning_Institute_Growing_Up_Coy/36326

November 18, 2019

                                      

suicide: the ripple effect

Kevin Hines, at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He survived and after his experience, he chronicles the impact of his suicide attempt on others and his work as a mental health advocate since that time.

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall

6:00-9:00pm

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs).  Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets go to: 

https://studentservicesinc.vbotickets.com/event/Learning_Institute_Suicide_The_Ripple_Effect/36327

February 19, 2020    

CENTRAL PARK FIVE                                                                                 

The Central Park Five tells the story of the five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. 

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall

6:00pm-9:00pm                                                                                                                                                        

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs). Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets go to: 

https://studentservicesinc.vbotickets.com/event/Learning_Institute_Central_Park_5/36328

 

March 9, 2020

REVERSING ROE

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America. "Abortion used to not be a political issue. It was seen as a medical problem. It was a social problem."

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall

6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs). Contact MU Ticketing Office at: 

https://studentservicesinc.vbotickets.com/event/Learning_Institute_Reversing_Roe/36329

or call (717) 871-7600. 

 

April 9, 2020

Tapped

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall

6:00-9:00pm

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs) Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or go to: 

https://studentservicesinc.vbotickets.com/event/Learning_Institute_Tapped/36330

  

APRIL 15-17, 2020

7TH ANNUAL GLOBAL WELL-BEING AND SOCIAL CHANGE CONFERENCE

Reenvisioning Our World: Seeing What Works, Broadening Our View, Seeking Innovative Alternatives

Student Memorial Center-Millersville University

  • Contact Us

    The Learning Institute:
    Global Well-Being and Social Change
    717-871-2103

    Karen Rice, Department Chair of Social Work at Millersville University
    (717) 871-5297